Image: Angel Orensanz Portrait Sculpture by Christy Symington MRBS
Christy Symington MRBS is Head of Sculpture at The Art Academy. Studied traditional figure sculpture and drawing techniques in Paris at Les Ateliers BeauxArts Montparnasse and Glaciere, Ecole Superieure des Arts Appliques Duperre and L’ecole Nationale Superieure des BeauxArts. This was preceded by a year of life figure/portrait modelling and sculpture techniques at Kensington and Chelsea College. She graduated from the New York Studio School with Merit Award for Sculpture spending 4 years in the USA [selected for sculpture student exchange to the Slade School of Art]. She took an MA in Fine Art at Byam Shaw [Central St Martins], University of London the Arts. With a PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education she teaches and mentors in several UK art colleges and schools. Christy is an Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors (and Board Member from 2003-2007) exhibiting in the UK and internationally.