Art Week 2016.
This year we have worked with the RSPB to identify the wildlife and habitats which can be found on our school grounds. After much field work we wanted the children to express themselves through art and design.
In preparation for Arts Week Year 3 children attended a 'clay workshop' at Wilsthorpe School, in their Art Department. They made clay snails, which were fired in their kilns and brought in to school for painting. This was great fun, as some of the Year 7 and 8 Wilsthorpe students came along to help.
As part of a joint project, Mr Fowler (Wilsthorpe art teacher) designed and built two sculptures of huge 'ANTS' for our allotment. Miss Hughes' class were tasked with decorating both ants, they have been painted in a contemporary style and are striking; you certainly won't miss them in the allotment!
Our youngest children in FS2 painted spiders and KS1 painted ants and dragon flies, that will be a part of the art installation in the allotment. Year 4 also designed and painted their own bugs and creatures, so look out for these. There are still a few projects to complete before the end of term, these include weaving from the nursery and a giant caterpillar that will be decorated by Year 5 and 6.
Thank you to everyone in our community who has made a creation from wool, these will also be part of our installation - we will be 'yarn bombing!' This is the latest craze and here at Longmoor we wanted to be involved. If you haven't heard of it google 'yarn bombing' and you will be amazed.