Wrekin sponsors portrait-painting masterclass

Following their winning the Marsh Award in 2018 the Arts Society Wrekin have put the £500 prize money towards funding a masterclass for talented sixth form students in Telford. A well-known Midlands artist, Francesca Currie RBSA, ran the class at Telford College for eight students chosen by their teachers at Telford College and Wrekin College. Francesca, who has recently completed a commission to paint the Bishop of Worcester, introduced the students to using oils and working in the manner of the old masters. "We hope that some of the portraits tackled by the students might be exhibited at one of our meetings in the summer" said Wrekin Chairman, Rob Hubbleday.