The Oriel Hoskin Scholarship
Oriel Hoskin was one of The Learning Connexion’s trail blazers, particularly during the challenging times after the school moved to Erskine College in Island Bay.
Oriel was a highly versatile artist and developed a big following for her classes in fabric printing. She had marvellous teaching skills and drew out the best of her students’ creativity. Her classes combined flair, adventure and professionalism.
She loved The Learning Connexion environment and was looking to extend her involvement when she suddenly became ill during 1999. On discovering that she had only a short time to live she responded with typical serenity and energy, planning her funeral and treating the experience of dying as another adventure.
The Learning Connexion Oriel Hoskin Scholarship is a tribute to a friend, colleague and teacher who had the courage and wisdom to live creatively.
APPLICATIONS FOR 2020 NOW CLOSED.
Andy Monk’s speciality is photographing other artist’s work in a way that remains true to the original artist. He works to solve the disconnect between how artists see their art and how it is photographed.
Photograph by Andy Monk – Artwork by Clive Holgate (Bronze cast)
Andy was awarded an Oriel Hoskins Scholarship to enable him to study on the Diploma of Art and Creativity (Honours) Programme. See more of Andy's work.