With a focus on using art as a form of communication or to deliver a key message, this year during Art Week the children have been working together to raise the awareness of the global issues affecting the environment or community that they feel most strongly about.
Taking this topic as a source of inspiration, the children were able to express themselves whilst delivering a key message through a range of artwork. They thought about what they would like to change and worked together to creatively represent the following:
EYFS - Plastic Pollution in the Ocean
Year 1 - Hunger
Year 2 - Homelessness
Year 3 - Waste
Year 4 - Poaching
Year 5 - Palm Oil
Year 6 - Plastic Pollution in the Ocean
Over the course of the week, working collaboratively and independently, children planned and enhanced their artistic ideas by researching artists, creating mood boards and colour boards. They then focused on developing specific skills such as weaving, embroidery, sculpting, painting and collage, which later informed their final design and outcome.
It has been delightful to see such enthusiasm around the school for the subject, highlighting some hidden talents of the children. We look forward to inviting family and friends of our school to visit the exhibition which will be held early into the new year.