Nurturing and testing drawing talents

Students from Grenaa Gymnasium IB World School participated in a drawing contest at Horsens Art Museum

Recently seven students together with visual arts teacher Merete Christensen went to Horsens Art Museum to participate in a drawing competition. The students had a fun and educating day that allowed them to meet other teenagers sharing the same passion for the art of drawing.

GG Explorer and workshop

The students have been preparing for the competition once a week at a drawing course that is part of Grenaa Gymnasium’s talent program, GG Explorer. Here they have practiced different drawing techniques. On top of that, on March 6, there was a drawing workshop at the school with teachers from Horsens Art Museum. This was for all visual arts students at Grenaa Gymnasium.

Warming up with “Anger” before competing in high spirits

On April 20, Merete Christensen and the students went to Horsens. In the morning there was a workshop about concept drawing. “Concept drawing is drawing from a concept or an idea. The museum’s exhibition Anger was the point of departure and the students drew abstract patterns as well as adding a contemporary expression to 19th century portraits that were somehow painted over,” Merete Christensen explains.

“After lunch the competition started and the atmosphere was enthusiastic with a cheering audience,” Merete Christensen says.

Freya Juul Jensen, IB1, participating in the category Drawing with Tape and given Lumber Jack and Lumber Jill as her theme, drew a logo in a simple style that received positive feedback. Marie-Louise Lamdahl Pedersen, 3.km, participated in the category Drawing with Words and from the word OST (Danish for cheese) recreated a picture of a lumberjack with a cap and a chainsaw. Malene Møller-Nielsen, 3.km, transformed a picture of a car in the category Drawing with Ovals and Circles. Anna Kathrine Jeppesen, 3.km, made an impressive composition in the category Drawing Collage where several motives had to be put together within very few minutes, whereas Nanna Holm Jarlsen, 3.xw, worked for a full hour on a classical drawing of a lion sculpture.

The competitors, apart from the students from Grenaa Gymnasium, were from Nørre Nissum HF, Rødkilde Gymnasium and Egaa Gymnasium. The students from Egaa won this year’s competition as they have done the previous three years.