We’re Different, We’re the Same

30th Apr 2022 - 8th May 2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

We’re Different, We’re the Same

Ilkey Arts Scholarship Scheme 2022

Art School Ilkley


OPEN 11am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday

Over the past year we have had the pleasure of working alongside a group of young artists as part of the Ilkley Arts Scholarship Scheme. The scholarship programme offered a year long, all expenses paid, supportive experience for ten successful candidates from across Bradford.

We wanted to offer a project at the beginning to provide the students with a focus. ‘We’re Different, We’re the Same’ comes from Sesame Street and the students have all worked with this phrase in mind whilst exploring relationships, families, bodies and the natural environment.

Mentoring, teaching, inspiration and encouragement was provided by Art School Ilkley, developing the students creative skills whilst supporting them in their own practice within Art and Design, which included Drawing, Painting, Textiles, 3D, Collage and Photography.

During the sessions we encouraged the artists to take time to talk to other students, create links and influence each other’s practice. We offered technical knowledge and mentoring but encouraged them to find answers and solutions for themselves, a good grounding for any young artist.

Please feel free to browse through all of the drawings, models, photographs, paintings produced by the students. We aim to give you a feel for the studio space we worked in, materials, work and a dash of chaos.

Sarah & John Gamble
Ilkley Arts
Art School Ilkley

Participating Artists

Elizabeth Cook, Frida Etchell, Ollie Evans, Van Garon, Emily Ho, Freya McVeigh, Charlotte Pimperton, Julietta Spotto, Harriet Stevens, Elspeth Tometzk

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