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Arts Week

Arts Week

Wow what a lot of numbers in such a short time! All the classes this year were assigned a number from 1 to 13 and asked to design and create a series of works inspired by their number.

Wow what a lot of numbers in such a short time!  All the classes this year were assigned a number from 1 to 13 and asked to design and create a series of works inspired by their number.  The lower school were given 1-6 while upper school 7-13. Each class had an Artist to help get them thinking about their number, such as Jim Dine’s painting – Four Hearts (1969) or Sylvia Palacios Whitman image – Green Hands (1975), which depicted a sculpture featuring two hands with ten large fingers. With these artists in mind the classes began their artwork.

Lowers school also utilised familiar stories, songs and games such as the 3 little pigs, 5 green frogs and playing connect4 creating art work with them linked to their number.  While upper school looked more towards team games, TV programmes and artists styles such as Kandinsky’s ‘Circles’ or Andy Warhol’s ‘Pop art’.

Ongoing throughout the week each upper school class spent time in the art room with our resident art expert Lin Turner creating both individual and group pieces of work to be displayed in the whole school gallery!  Lower school also worked with Lin in the art room in small groups to create one large piece of art work with numbers 1-6.

All classes were so creative from designing football shirts, making numbered biscuits, reading the ‘News at 10’ to celebrating the uniqueness of number 1.  Pupils have splattered painted, printed, sculptured, baked, created patterns, used photography and objects to create their work.

By Thursday afternoon every class was ready for parents, carers, other family members and governors to come and view their work. Along with Lin’s group work displayed in the hall every class contributed one piece of work to be displayed in the gallery. All remaining work, of which there was plenty, was fabulously displayed in the pupils’ classroom. Parents were then set the challenge of finding and enjoying all the art across the thirteen classes.

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