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Lily Mixe Workshop

Students getting crafty with Lily

We have been so lucky to have Lilly Mixe come into school the last two weeks to run a workshop with some of our students, the students and Lilly have been working on creating an illustration piece based on Lily’s intricate drawing techniques.

Originally from Paris, Lily now lives locally in Margate and centers her art work on the unknown world of under the sea. Lilly has recently had a solo exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London as well as creating one of the Murals for the recent Rise Up residency in Margate.

Students studied natural forms under a microscope and drew these in pencil and pen focusing on texture and form. The drawings were then transferred to an old table-top that was produced as the final piece, demonstrating the contrast between the drawings and the background. 

Children then took part in a camouflage workshop, painting a natural form and trying to blend this into their background. The children produced some outstanding work and Lilly was very impressed with the standard of work and how engaged and interested the children were about the natural forms and her style of Artwork. 

We cannot wait to see the work displayed in reception and look forward to inviting Lily back to RAPS. 

Mrs Smith