Friday 24 April 2015

drew update

Times flies, summer term has begun and another four fabulous art projects are under our belts. Last term I worked with years 1, 2, 3 and 4 inspired by Grace and Family,  A Necklace of Raindrops, Varjak Paw, and The Pebble in my Pocket. There was as much learning for me as for the children, which though scary at times in terms of familiarity and sureness leads to exploration and invention and that trade off is worthwhile. 

This term begins with year 2 and One Night, Far From Here and year 4 and I was a Rat or The Scarlet Slippers. I'm planning activities including print, textiles, digital media and as always, drawing drawing drawing! I enjoy building relationships with the children and my aim is to ensure that they are not overwhelmed by art, that they feel it is for them (if they want it) and enable them to shine and share their marvellous outlooks and ideas. I, in turn get my weekly fix of kindness and fun, they are a great bunch of small people. After my two days at Drew I go to sleep to the sound of Miss Logan, Miss logan ringing in my ears, which may sound unpleasant but is actually nice... Sometimes I feel rather famous as I pass children in the corridors and they beam and say my name. The workload can be a challenge, everyone in school is very busy BUT this chance to reach a whole school is a great and rare opportunity.

I was a Rat! Year 4 pupil transformations