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Renowned artist Ian Murphy to lead his 3rd summer school at The Mount.


This summer we are thrilled to welcome back renowned British artist Ian Murphy to run his third Summer School at The Mount.  

Week 1: Monday 22 July 2024 – Friday 26 July 2024

Week 2: Monday 29 July 2024 – Friday 2 August 2024 

£499 per week. (lunch provided)
You are invited to attend one or both weeks. Discounts available for pupils who have attended the previous Ian Murphy Summer School.  

Young artists from across Yorkshire can join contemporary workshops experimenting with drawing, sketching, painting and mixed media. Working alongside International Fine Artist Ian Murphy, they will develop a whole new set of creative skills. 

An excellent opportunity to enhance their sketching & painting skills and work with mixed media. The workshops are ideal for pupils who like to take creative risks and push artistic boundaries. 

Who is the Summer School for?
This bespoke course is the ideal opportunity for pupils looking to strengthen their portfolio and creative practice ahead of their GCSE or A Level examinations. 

What will I learn?
Throughout the week Ian will share his insight into the creative processes he follows and where he draws inspiration from. Pupils will learn more about scale and how to transform their initial sketches to large scale paintings.   

The week comprises of four stages:  

1) Investigation – what will the project be?
2) Development – develop ideas, skills and techniques 
3) Connection – connect with the artist and understand their teachings
4) Outcome – produce a final piece of work.  

Ian focusses on providing support and guidance to each pupil helping them to produce a strong portfolio of work. “It’s important that pupils integrate the work into their own individual practice whatever level they are at, whether it be GCSE, A Level or preparation for future study,” comments Ian.  

At the end of the week the young artists will produce 7-8 pieces of work in a variety of media including pen, graphite and oil painting.   

“It’s been a great week! I’ve not worked with oil paints before and on this scale. I’ve learnt a lot and developed new skills throughout the week” – 2023 attendee Lucy, Year 10  

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