Primarily an artist and etcher, Robin Tanner was also an advocate of art in children’s education, later becoming a teacher as a way to supplement his living. During 1935 – 1964, he worked for the Ministry of Education as Inspector of Schools (Primary) where he developed and ran conferences and courses for teachers.
Tanner’s personal sketch book was the inspiration for a recent exhibition ‘The Plant Project’, curated by the artist Prudence Maltby, as part of the preSENSE project.
In ‘SEEING- through a child’s eyes’ we view the work of his students; we see how they saw the world, their influences, their choices.
Families are invited to participate in a collaborative artwork to sit within the exhibition, exploring childhood in 2015.
Free Drop-in Workshop, Saturday 20th June, 11:00 – 13:00, Gallery 3. All ages welcome.
More on Children’s Art Week events here.