Rex Whistler, born 24 June 1905, was a prolific painter, designer and illustrator with a glittering career and social life which sadly came to an end with his death during the second world war. With a fantastic exhibition of his work underway at Salisbury Museum, I worked with a number of children exploring some of the subject matter and favourite approaches of this respected British artist. While still in his childhood, sketchbooks were critical to Whistler's work and children were able to create their own sketchbook, complete with monoprinted design on the front cover.
The children also enjoyed painting on plasterboard panels, reflecting how Rex Whistler often decorated entire walls with his beautiful scenes.
Busy at work, in addition to painting we created monoprints using Rex Whistlers fascinating reversible faces. It was also lots of fun trying to create our own reversible masks.
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