St Mary’s enjoyed a whole day of art. The children had four different sessions of art teaching them different art skills. They learnt mono-printing, 3-D art and splatter painting, how to draw a portrait of a friend, and watercolours. This was a great opportunity for the children to immerse themselves in one subject for the whole day. A local artist Sue Holpin led the session for portraiture and the parents had the opportunity to buy her art. It was fantastic that the children were able to learn new things from professional artists and express themselves in different ways. Thank you to all the staff who volunteered to lead the sessions; Miss Munn, Mrs Waterman and Mrs Carpenter!

Impact & Knowledge Gained

The impact on the children’s learning was that they consolidated and gained art skills in areas that they had not experimented with before. The day allowed KS1 children to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space and gave our KS2 pupils the opportunity to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawin g and painting.