Kate Lynch is an experienced qualified art teacher who has mixed her own
painting with teaching for the past twenty years. She has run a variety
of art and community projects in schools, villages, towns, hospitals and
in partnership with museums, environmental agencies and art galleries.
She tutors expressive charcoal and pastel drawing and other workshops
for interested groups.
Pupils from five primary schools on the Somerset Levels followed the
seasonal life of an orchard through the year, filling sketchbooks with
words and pictures. In May, at blossom time they met beekeepers and
explored the mysteries of pollination. In autumn they drew ripe apples
on the trees and paddled in apple juice in cider pressing sheds. After
Christmas there was a traditional Wassail and tree pruning in the frosty
orchards. Their artwork and poetry celebrates Somersets apple and cider
heritage. Kate worked with pupils on making sketching notes using pencil
and charcoal and with pastels and acrylics back at school. Their three
triptych panels are a permanent mobile display which will be taken to
public events by the Somerset Levels and Moors Partnership.
Taunton Market Project 2005