Artist Cheryl Grindle visits Parkwood

Cheryl Grindle with Parkwood students
Cheryl Grindle with Parkwood students

STUDENTS at Parkwood 6th Form had the chance to meet artist Cheryl Grindle recently, as part of a workshop where she spoke to year 12 and year 13 art students at the William Parker Sports College site.

Cheryl spoke about her life as an artist and what inspired her. She also talked about university, taking part in art exhibitions at galleries and selling her art work. She also explained the different art techniques used in her portfolio and answered students’ questions.

During the workshop students were set a task and, with Cheryl’s guidance and support, produced some truly beautiful results.

Alice Barnard, from year 13, said: “The visit was really informative and linked well into the research I had been doing.”

Martin Allan, from year 12, said: “It related to the art course well and gave me an insight to commercial art.”

The workshop was organised by Marie Byas, William Parker Sports College’s careers advisor, to give students an insight into careers within the art world.

She said: “Many thanks to Cheryl for giving up her time to support our young artists of the future.”