Below is the Students account of Art Workshops ran at Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen,the workshops were created for the students to be involved with the creation of a new piece of Public Art for the Community College site.
Today we have been documenting Poetry and Sculpture workshops held in the Tondu site of the new Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen School.
Sculptor David Annand and Poet Rhian Edwards are working with the school students to merge poetry and sculpture to create a new piece of Public Art that will represent the new school and community.
David is a very skilled sculptor, he ran a class for the students here at Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen, they all participated in the process of creating their own sculpture which will give David ideas for the new piece of Public Art which may be displayed in the foyer of the new school. David’s work is displayed across the country and therefore it is an honour for the pupils to be able to work with someone with such an inspiring repertoire.
Rhian Edwards an inspiring Bridgend poet she held a workshop for students interested in creative writing. While we were observing we saw their poems about emotions, which might be included in the sculpture. It was great to see the less confident students grow in their belief in themselves when they were shown what they were capable of.
Guy the Arts Development Officer for Bridgend helped us to document this process, we were encouraged to create videos and take photographs of the workshops. Guy took us to the building site of the new school to visit the contractors Lead bitter to show us where the new sculpture might be located. It has been a great experience.
Jamie Sollis, Lucy Crocombe, Ben Page and Natalie Jones.