This a collaboration with A 'Bright Tribe' Academy in Oldham NW England.
Academies are self-governing non-profitcharitable trusts and may receive additional support from personal or corporate sponsors, either financially or in kind. They do not have to follow the National Curriculum, but do have to ensure that their curriculum is broad and balanced, and that it includes the core subjects of mathematics and English. They are subject to inspection by Ofsted.
'An extraordinary community gifting extraordinary people to the world.'
Discussing how the art sessions with the students will flow through out the week.
It is a primary school of 558 pupils and we want to try and get everyone involved including the nursery children.
The Academy's motto is LEARN,GROW,PROSPER.
This will be the theme of the Mural.
The first group were asked to represent 'Prosper'
We asked them to portray themselves in the future.
What they might want to be when they become adults, leaving it open to use their imagination if they wished to create something fantasy. Lots of the children portrayed themselves as teachers, police officers, artists, doctors, nurses, surgeons, scientists, athletes and astronauts with the odd mermaid and archer riding a golden horse thrown in the mix.
The children had prepared sketches beforehand.
The next group of children were asked to work on flowers and trees the section of the mural that would represent 'GROW'.
The work they had done with their teacher in their sketchbooks was beautiful! I was impressed.
For 'LEARN' we asked the children to create a letter of the alphabet or a number. Also other imagery they thought fit into this category.
Clocks and measuring mechanisms.
We finally set up some pre-cut shapes and glue sticks for the nursery children allowing them to make a picture however they wished. The were all very much involved in the task and enjoyed themselves.They showed pride in their work.I intended to use the work they created for areas on the mural that might need pattern or colour blocking.
We achieved the important goal of every child in the school participating in the project.
Back in the studio.
Making sure you have double checked measurements of the site is so important.
Here is a link to the Academy's website and this project.