Fairfield Farm College students working with Wiltshire Museum

Students at Fairfield Farm College have been working with the Wiltshire Museum on a new 4-week project, focusing on the work of WW2 landscape artist Eric Ravilious. His work captured many beautiful paintings of the chalk downloads of Wiltshire and Sussex.

The Chalk Hills project is for people with special educational needs, who enjoy art and being creative. The project focuses on the ‘Dummy Book’ which Ravilious produced before he died. This was a mock-up of a planned book which he was set to create after the war, and the students have been tasked with re-creating the book, including words, images and photos.

The first workshop was held at the Wiltshire Museum, where those taking part were able to develop their skills in watercolour painting and were able to experience the exhibition for the first time. Over the coming weeks students from the college will be enjoying various trips to places that inspired Ravilious’ most famous paintings, such as the Westbury White Horse. There are also further workshops planned, which will be held by a local artist at both the museum and college. Students have thoroughly enjoyed their time on the project so far and are looking forward to showcasing their work to the public on November 2nd 2021.

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