I was kindly invited to take part in the Nationwide Take Over Day, and had a great afternoon with the A Level Art Students at John Leggott College Scunthorpe http://www.leggott.ac.uk/
After a talk about my life and life as a Mouth Artist, we all drew objects from a still life composition set up for us by the art Tutor Michael Burkitt.
The students all did really well despite the disadvantage of never attempting drawing by mouth before. After talking about my Art and the Association of Mouth & Foot Painting Artists for which I belong http://www.mfpa.uk/
The experience of actually drawing by mouth themselves has made them appreciate the unique skill and determination that goes into learning to draw that way.
Trying to re think how to use their own drawing skills and applying them in a totally different manner, was I’m sure, something they will think about in the future.
I have nothing but admiration for all the students who took part in this exercise, I hope they learn from it to develop their own skills and go forward with their careers in the art world. I wish them all good luck and with that importantly enjoy their art!
A huge Thank-You to the Art Students, Tutor Michael Burkitt for making us most welcome (and for ‘the cups of tea’) to Sarah Newton (Participation Assistant at the People Directorate, Hewson House, Brigg) who arranged it all and finally John Leggott College for inviting myself and Mo (my Personal Assistant) along to take part in the Nationwide Take Over Day.
Look forward to the next one!