ABERDEEN students collaborate with Peacock & the Worm gallery in Print at the Print Room exhibition, showcasing over 300 works from International School Aberdeen (ISA) students. The event on February 2nd at 252 Union St is a partnership between ISA and Peacock & the Worm to promote arts education and celebrate students’ achievements.
Students from International School Aberdeen (ISA) will display over 300 print works in collaboration with Aberdeen’s Peacock & the Worm gallery in the Print at the Print Room exhibition. The event, held on February 2nd at 252 Union St, will feature ISA students from kindergarten to Grade 12 (ages 5–18). The exhibition, open to the public, will showcase print works and include a printmaking workshop for ISA students.
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ISA’s High School Art Students, studying the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma, will present screenprint artworks designed during a recent Peacock printing workshop as part of their annual visit to the studio. The dedicated arts hub, The Print Room, hosts public art exhibitions and workshops and is home to Peacock & the Worm since September 2022.
Nicolina Rea, ISA Art Teacher and Print at the Print Room coordinator, expressed excitement about the students’ participation in a dedicated arts showcase and the collaboration with Peacock & the Worm. The event offers students a hands-on experience in screen printing in a studio setting.
ISA students have had the opportunity to learn from local artists during their studies, experimenting with printmaking techniques. The exhibition will provide students with the chance to see their artwork on public display, celebrating ISA’s varied arts program.
Grade 5 students, inspired by Aberdeen-based artist Claire Roberts, and 6th Grade students, studying prints of Aberdeen buildings by Willie Rodgers, will be among those exhibiting their works. Mandy Goynes, ISA Elementary Art Teacher, highlighted the Grade 5 students’ excitement during a workshop with local printmaking artist Claire Roberts, describing it as an “amazing” experience.
David McCracken, Peacock & the Worm Arts Business Manager, expressed the gallery’s delight in supporting the collaboration, stating, “We hugely appreciate opportunities to work alongside the local community to promote the arts.”
The Print at the Print Room exhibition, running from 12pm to 5pm, demonstrates the collaborative work between Peacock & the Worm and International School Aberdeen, strengthening ties between the local community and the arts.