Artist Study – Charles Newington
Charles Newington; Local painter, printmaker, draughtsman, illustrator and teacher.
“Inventing my own visual world has taken me on many different tracks, …Most artists, with maturity, find a recognisable signature style. I seem to have multiple artistic/creative personalities. I now live in Folkestone, and exhibit regularly in the Artist’s quarter while still spending as many of the winter months as possible in India. ”
www.charlesnewington.com; There are several images of his work as well as a brief history about Charles Newington. (Be selective about these images as some are inappropriate for our age group)
www.whitehorsefolkestone.co.uk; Lots of information about the history, the location and artist. (parts of this website are still under construction)
www.whitecliffscountryside.org.uk; Some information linked to access and area of scientific interest.
www.photographers-resource.co.uk; Contains information about the construction of the white Horse and how it was controversial.
Possible Art projects
Children to create their own White Horse interpretation.
KS1 / KS2
Sketching and landscape painting.
Using different media; string, paint, art straws, mosaics, pebbles (link to “Folk Stone” by Mark Wallinger, art on the Leas.) or sand (beach link using local resources.) These can be done as individual or group projects.
Symbols in Art
The horse has been used as a symbol of power, spirit, moving forwards, freedom, journeys and strength, to name a few. Children can choose their own symbol that they would like to carve on to a hillside, givng reasons for their choice and create their own representation of this through art.
Carving lino; This can be used for printing on different backgrounds, possibly linking to the idea of pop art using vibrant colours and multiple copies.
Batik / Crayons; Using wax to make an outline on fabric or paper and covering with washes.