Into the woods

Into the woods tall paintings
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Into the woods

Riva worked with Hackney New School year 9s on a 5-day landscape project “Into the woods”. Working with artists, Zoe Benbow, Flo Duley, Florence Law-Henocq, and Sasa Marinkov, they spent a day drawing in Highgate woods. From these drawings they worked in RIVA’s artists studios where they developed 3m long paintings,using sticks, charcoal, and paint with each painting having a very different outcome. They also printed and made simple costumes decorated with wood motifs. The students also heard 5 artists show and talk about their work. Each day they looked at slide shows of landscape artists. In preparation for GCSE, and a possible art pathway, they also saw the application portfolio of a CSM foundation student. The project ended with a small exhibition in the studio and a private view well attended by parents.

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