Last week, the Gifted and Talented artists in Years 3 to 6 at the Royal High School Bath enjoyed an inspiring workshop with local artist, Rod Craig. Held in the specialist art room at the Junior School site at Cranwell House in Weston, the girls benefitted from Mr Craig’s expert tuition.

Rod Craig is a local watercolour artist whose passion is to capture the energy and drama of a landscape, often using music and memories for his inspiration. Exhibiting locally at the Imagianation Gallery in Bath, Rod delivered a workshop inspiring the Royal High’s young artists to create watercolour pieces using a limited pallet. Rod taught the girls some techniques to create the affects of different weathers or rushing water, which was a unique opportunity for experimentation into the land of watercolour.

This collaborative project for the Royal High Junior School is an example of the school’s unique creative curriculum which has been recognised in its nomination for the Times Educational Supplement’s Independent School of the Year awards 2017.

An opening evening for parents, girls and governors of the school was held in the Imagination Gallery where the beautiful paintings from the girls were framed and exhibited amongst Mr Craig’s own paintings. Organiser of the event, year 3 teacher, Emma Appleby said, “the girls will cherish this experience forever”.