Scott Walker- Visual Artist and Cartoonist
As an artist I am inspired largely by the natural world as well as comic and cartoon imagery.
My experience in schools has taught me that by kindling students’ imaginations and tapping into their inherent enthusiasm for exploration, I can provide a platform where even self-conscious artists can exercise their agency, ask questions and enhance their visual arts skills.
By experimenting with unique cut-out shapes to create fantastic 2D-creatures, students enjoy instant and surprising results, individually or in groups. Deconstructing and drawing the shapes makes the artistic process accessible to all abilities. The artworks can then be kept for display and/or future classroom development (to date used in science, literacy and creative writing).
Developing the creatures further into fully formed cartoon characters can greatly enhance the artistic experience for students; these can also be montaged together to create a group artwork or graffiti mural.
Recent projects include:
2008 & 2009 National tours of interactive artwall with Network Rail’s ‘No Messin’ railside safety campaign for 7 to 17 year olds; Somerset Arts Week 2009, artist-in-residence at Selworthy Special School; Halterworth Primary School cross-curricular Literacy/Science/Art Project.
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