What a wonderful way to finish off the half term with Kew College's first ever Art Exhibition. Parents and children were in awe at the terrific range of work available and the breadth of talent we have here at Kew College.
Pupils were delighted to formally invite their parents to the occasion in the Sedum, where Art from every single pupil in the school adorned the walls, beautifully mounted and framed.
Pieces from the Art Day workshops hung from the Sedum walkway to the surprise of our visitors and much discussion took place between parent and child as to how the finished article was arrived at. Watching and listening to this wonderful interaction on the subject of Art was such a pleasure. It is fabulous to invite parents to these functions to celebrate the achievements of their children.
Comments made on the evening by parents included:
"All these wonderful special days like French Day, Founder's Day, Book Day, Art Day and the Art Exhibition demonstrate how Kew College really inspires its pupils."
"This is magnificent! I had no idea that children were capable of such excellence and such ingenuity."
"Art has changed since I was young; now it is fun and creative and amazing!"
Thank you to all our parents who came to support the evening, we really hope that you all enjoyed it. Thank you also to our children whose love of art made the evening possible.
The Chanel 'Little Black Jacket' Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery inspired our Year 6 pupils to use their iconic blazers to highlight the unity that they share whilst celebrating their individuality.
Over a three month period, Year 6 studied the work of Karl Lagerfeld in preparation for their photo shoot. The Kew College 'Little Striped Blazers' were worn to complement the children's chosen attire and props which they used to exhibit their unique personalities. One photo of each child was chosen to be printed and mounted. In addition pupils wrote free poetry to express their passions, interests and their reflections on their time at Kew College.
An exhibition of 'The Little Striped Jacket' was held for parents. Several of the free poets took to the stage, dazzling the audience with their remarkable talent. It was a unique and wonderful way to celebrate the individuality of our Year 6 pupils.