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Daisy comes home: but leaves a legacy

26 March 2014

The academic department of Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine has a skeleton, affectionately known as Daisy.  She has been out and about on two great weeks of engagement work on behalf of Cardiff University.  Daisy has been working with tutors Genevieve Loxton and Martha Lowry in The Art Workshop in Rhiwbina.  Genevieve Loxton said:

I’d just like to say again how much we appreciate the loan of Daisy the skeleton from the Department of Anaesthetics in Cardiff University. We teach around 50 people a week in our workshops, from the ages of 6 to 91 years old, all of whom have had very little access to formal art education but share a love of art and of discovering what they can do with the different artistic media available to them. The addition of a learning tool such as Daisy the skeleton is an invaluable resource for anyone hoping to understand how to draw the human form, and has already helped to shape our students’ subsequent anatomical knowledge ready for life drawing classes later in the course.  We were sorry to see Daisy go home, but we enjoyed her visit very much and we hope that we can see her again in the future so that she can share her skeletal secrets with us!

The After School Academy at The Art Workshop teaches art to children age 6 to 12, here we see fantastic work by just a few of the members including Nia Templeton Hall, Max Williams, Maddie Davies, Rhiannon Hazell, Bella Sexton, Millie Garwood and Carl Llor.
Above we see works in progress from members of the sculpture group building plaster forms around a wire skeletal armature. The group includes Sian Healey, Margaret Benedict, Liz Gordon and Sue Watt.  Tonal studies in graphite by some of our teenage Saturday students including Alys Murphy 18, Emily Morgan 14, and Frankie Sullivan 14, and a photo of some the Saturday drawing group.  Nia Mason, Frankie Sullivan, Emily Morgan, Jenny Fletcher, Kate Collyer and Rhianna Mason are shown with Daisy the skeleton.  All pictures with consent.

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