Sunday, 22 October 2017

Grafitti artists help with Wall creation

PUPILS from Chiltern Edge School are taking part in an urban art project run by the Henley Festival.

PUPILS from Chiltern Edge School are taking part in an urban art project run by the Henley Festival.

Each school taking part will produce its own Art Wall, culminating in the final pieces being shown at this year’s Henley Festival.

Urban artist Jem Tercan aka Ordu is taking part in the project, guiding the students through the creation of the walls ahead of their display.

He said: “It is a very exciting time for us ‘urban’ artists. It seems there is a general interest in what used to be seen as counter-cultural art. We are so pleased that our style has not only been accepted in recent years but is actually highly sought-after.”

Ordu, as well as a number of other professional artists, will be teaching the students about spray painting techniques such as outlining, shades, fades, shadows, flops and throw-ups. The students will then use these skills to create large-scale pieces.

Henley Festival programme director Stewart Collins said: “Henley Festival’s projects with youth and special needs groups have always been a crucial and rewarding element of our annual activities.”

The art work will be on display at the festival, which runs from July 10 to 14.

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