One of the ways that the Trust continues to honour Steven’s life and work is through activities and workshops for schools.
This year, artist Claire Paterson, former winner of the Hunt Medal presented by the Trust, led an intensive two-day life-painting workshop at the Gallery of Modern Art for fifteen pupils from five Glasgow schools.
The work was once again of a very high standard and the young people developed new skills through Claire’s careful tutoring.
There was an enormous amount of dedication, energy and talent on display during this year’s workshop, and the attendees were all a credit to their schools.
When asked what aspects of the 2023 Steven Campbell Trust workshop they found most helpful, pupils responded:
‘I thought the most useful aspect of this workshop was having the space to create in any style I wanted.’
‘Having a dedicated space to work on art without firm expectations… trying out something new.’
‘Great advice from Claire and a great opportunity with the live model.’
‘The simple help of Claire’s suggestions.’
‘The tutors/artists who gave great advice and extra help.’
‘Advice given by the artists and the chance to work with new media/techniques.’
‘The tutors/helpers were very informative, showed new helpful techniques, were extremely nice.’
‘Made me more confident and loose.’
‘The constant help and criticism from the teachers – thanks to them I have learned a lot.’
We would like to give a massive thank you to Cass Art for generously supplying us with a wealth of art materials for use during the workshop – as well as gifting a magnificent goody bag filled with £65 worth of art supplies to each participating pupil. For charitable organisations like the Steven Campbell Trust, such support makes a huge difference, allowing educational events like this to run. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Cass Art in the future.
Our thanks also to the staff at Glasgow Museums for their support, and for providing us with a wonderful creative environment in which to hold the class.
Here are some of the impressive results from this year’s workshop: