Artist visits Wycombe High

Art All Years

We have had the privilege of the painter, street artist and Educator Neequaye “Dreph” Dsane working with our year 12 A level art students on the regeneration of The Forum wall.

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Dreph started his art career as a street artist in his early teens, and has worn many hats as a portrait painter, mural artist, high school teacher and lecturer in illustration at Portsmouth University.  This week, he has worked with our students, facilitating the development of a design for a mural to be painted in the forum.

The students took inspiration from childhood cartoons such as ‘Tom and Jerry’, as well as considering the wider environment around the school. Using the school’s “Look Beyond” Ethos, the students wanted to create a fun, visually stimulating image that would brighten up the forum and be enjoyed by future generations of students attending Wycombe High School. Dreph will use their ideas to complete the mural this Friday, putting his own style into the final scaling up of the piece.

The students learnt a lot about the fundamentals of site specific design, and the preparation involved in making a mural, including how to strip and prime a wall! We are very excited to see the final outcome of this valuable collaborative project.

Nina Gadd, Subject Leader Art


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