This blog describes the fun session I (Tom Jones - the artist) had at The Barber Institute with Welsh House Farm School pupils.
Date: 20th March 2012
We had a great day at Birmingham University Barber Institute of Fine arts with a session for Edgbaston Arts Champions E.A.T project. The young people from Welsh House Farm drew food on paper plates inspired by two big feast paintings in the Institute Gallery: imaginative cakes, one shaped like a girl, a rainbow fish, a 'posh bowl of fruit' and following one of the paintings: the mother of all mealtime rows with broken pots , a frightened dog and some really angry people !
I think the bit they enjoyed most was pretending to serve all the 'food' they had drawn to the angry king in the painting. We lined up like servants holding up our plates and ceremonially paraded to the sound of Purcell trumpets through the Gallery to lay all the 'food' out on the huge table between the two paintings.
It was a really collaborative effort with Tess from the Barber and teachers from the school joining in... a good balance of creativity, knowing more about food and art and generally enjoying he experience.