Creative Learning are very excited to announce that all artists, creative organisations and agencies have now been booked for the Arts Across Learning Festival 2018!
Next is the task of presenting it all for schools in the form of a digital brochure, to browse and choose opportunities for your primary school, nursery and pupils. 2018’s cover illustration has been created by talented creative and illustrator, Luke Scriven.
Creative Learning asked Luke a little about his method of working. The Wiltshire-based artist has a BA Hons in Animation from Southampton Solent University and since studying he has developed a style ideal for the children’s market. An image usually starts with a series of line drawings, always with pen. He then uses a light box to take elements from each drawing, putting them together to form the line work he’ll use. This is transferred to watercolour paper, and the image is built up in paints until he’s satisfied. All of his images are created traditionally using waterproof pen, watercolours, and standard paper. Once complete, they are scanned, cleaned up and delivered digitally.
‘Scratchy scrawly’ is one description of his work that Luke likes. The soft, simple innocence of his images often belies the skill he has in building up the paint, and imbuing the work with subtle light and shadow. His composition skills have been added to with expert watercolour techniques, and a knack for capturing expression and emotion in just a few simple, gestural marks. The animals and little people he paints are always there to tell a story, and Luke is inspired by the likes of Maurice Sendak and Tove Janson, as well as videogame heroes like Super Mario.
We can give you a sneaky peak of the festival illustration here!
We know you will agree the illustrations are gorgeous and very appropriate for our festival of creative learning.
We look forward to you seeing the brochure in its entirety, which will be arriving in school email inboxes on the 15th January 2018.