Illustrator inspires academy pupils to create artwork for Bunyan

Illustrator Katy Dynes at Goldington Academy
Illustrator Katy Dynes at Goldington Academy

Two workshops with local illustrator Katy Dynes have been held with pupils at Goldington Academy selected as gifted or talented in art.

Katy worked with year 7 and 8 pupils in sessions funded by the Harpur Trust, which hopes to forward successful work as entries towards its 450th Anniversary Art competition being judged later.

The workshops began with Katy sharing her own inspiring portfolio with the students giving them the opportunity to see how an illustrator collects and produces ideas.

They were guided through a range of techniques before transferring to working on top of an original copy of John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. The pupils’ creative ideas will be completed during art club in school.