Ding ding! Round two has begun at Drew Primary School, another year in which I can build upon what's been created and make our art projects even better. These thoughts lead me to reflect upon my summer term with the year 2, 4, 5 and 6 classes. Cross curricular creativity was in full flow, mixing art and literacy using the books each class were reading as inspiration for my bespoke art projects. As always, I learned alongside the children, the books taking me into worlds of artists and art forms, culture, history, fairytale, fauna, geography and geology.
This summer term the pupils worked with textiles, painting and digital media and made props for the school play, creating diverse outcomes. We used laminators, drawing inks, made huge communal drawings, listened, imagined and drew some more. The books that inspired our creative journeys were One Night, Far From Here, I Was a Rat! or The Scarlet Slippers and The London Eye Mystery.
During the school year 14/15 I created 12 art projects for 12 classes, this was a huge challenge. Now I get the rare opportunity to redeliver the successes, tweak and modify the odd times things did not go to plan. Much of my professional life is spent facilitating one-off workshops for particular exhibitions or events so this is a rare and welcome opportunity.
The London Eye
Drawing with Shreddies