Churchfields Academy students were welcomed into acclaimed artist David Bent’s studio as part of a series of events that are being held to celebrate his aviation art.
The renowned artist will be the subject of a year-long retrospective at the RAF Museum, in London, which will be entitled Fresh Air.
David said: “The year nine children visited me as part of an education programme I am building up around my exhibition at the museum.
“We are encouraging young people to explore the subject of aviation using my work as a catalyst.”
The budding artists took part in a workshop and were able to talk to the celebrated artist about his creations.
“It was the first time this group has had a session with me and it was two-way process which allowed me to find out about the subjects they are interested in,” he said.
“I will visit them in a month or so and I am arranging for them to come up to the RAF museum, where they will have a chance to speak to one of the pilots we have built up a relationship with.”
Support worker at Churchfields Academy Jim Robbins, said that he was excited that the school were having the chance to work with such a talented figure.
“We are delighted to be part of this,” he said.
“As a school it is really important to get involved with artists and other professionals working in the community.
“They can provide a lot of inspiration and it’s really exciting to be part of a project like this.”