The whole school were treated to a day focused on Art on Friday 21st April. All staff came together to make the day truly memorable for the children with the internal workshops, run by our talented teachers, complimenting that of the external artists. The EYFS worked beautifully on a series of large canvases, probably taller than most of them. Both nursery classes inspired by Van Gogh and Kindergarten used toy cars to zoom patterns made by the wheels around their canvases. Year 1 worked with an array of textiles, making wooden spoon dolls and hula hoop weaving. Michelangelo would be proud of Year 2 as they attempted to work lying underneath their desks simulating the working environment the Sistine Chapel posed for the great artist. They also completed a series of contour drawings of a toy they brought from home.
In the Junior House Years 3 and 4 worked with Dawn Smithers from Orleans House on a series of canvas murals, with Darcy Turner to create a giant elephant out of newspaper and with Miss O'Hare painting using their feet instead of their hands to keep them on their toes. Years 5 and 6 worked on concertina cartoon books with Amy Ash, also from Orleans house, chicken wire birds with William Ashely-Norman, and produced beautiful mosaics and painted planks under the guidance of Mrs Tabor and Miss Calderwood. Please see the picture gallery for a glimpse into the day. Many of the pieces of work will be on display alongside the individual work the children have produced for the Art Exhibition on Wednesday 17th May, so hope to see you then.
Click here for the Art Day Gallery