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EmPeople Studio host student workshop

Tuesday 2 April 2019

EmPeople Studio workshop with Art & Design Department

This morning a group of young artists and learners from the EmPeople Studio in Selby came in to College to work with one of our Art & Design Lecturers Elaine Whitehead on a screen printing project.

The studio works closely with the Blueberry Academy team based in York which provides specialist support for adults with learning difficulties and helps to promote employability and independence.

Elaine demonstrated and supervised the group while they experimented with different techniques, incorporating their incredibly intricate illustrations of subjects including Selby Abbey, local street scenes and motifs. Dylan, Emily and Emy produced some amazing prints and really enjoyed seeing their artwork come to life in the form of prints.

The artwork they are currently producing will eventually form part of an exhibition the studio has planned as part of this year’s Selby 950 celebrations.

Selby 950 is a celebration of the 950th anniversary of the Abbey’s foundation and the role it plays in Selby’s history. As well as celebrating Selby Abbey, it will also be a celebration of other key aspects of the town’s heritage.

The EmPeople studio opened in September 2016 and is located across from Selby Abbey. All funds raised by the charity are put towards resources for the studio, such as maintenance to keep the studio running, computer, printers and arts and craft supplies.

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