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Grayson Perry: Who do you think you are? Creating an identity vase.
Grayson Perry: The Pre-Therapy Years
GCSE and A level Workshop: 2 hours
Max 16 students £160 + VAT
Exhibition runs: Fri 24 Jan – Mon 25 May, 2020
Starting with a gallery tour of the exhibition, students will explore the formative influences and early work of Grayson Perry, focusing on themes of identity and portraiture. Inspired by Perry’s use of drawn line, ‘ready-made’ pattern and personal iconography they will then create their own surface designs and apply them to small ready-fired ceramic vases. This practical workshop will take place in our spacious art studio with all materials supplied.
- See the work of a world famous artist and learn about their early influences
- Explore their own sense of identity and how to represent this visually
- Develop their drawing skills and awareness of composition
- Develop their understanding of working onto a 3-D form
Grayson Perry has always courted controversy, ‘going with the line of most resistance’ to explore gender, identity, sexual fetishism and religious and political iconography.
Please be aware that this exhibition, showing his early work as an angry young man, contains sexually explicit images and depictions of religion that some may find offensive. Equally these works present an opportunity for discussion and debate.
You are very welcome to view the exhibition before finalising a provisional school booking. Please contact Jane Shearn to arrange a free sneak preview before committing to bringing a group.
Image credit: Self portrait cracked and warped c. 1985 Glazed ceramic, Private Collection, Photography Todd-White Art Photography © Grayson Perry Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice