Natural and Man-made
Pupils investigate natural and man-made materials, to discover the natural world and local environment. Their journey is captured in experimental sketchbooks that are inspired by objects, photography and textiles. They create lines and explore detail found in nature and man-made materials through rubbings, mark making and photograms. Magnifying their drawings, pupils create an immersive environment in our studio that can be recreated back at school.
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Light and Dark
Understand how artists have used light and dark to create drama
and how this affects our emotions. Moving through the gallery, pupils experience the impact of a black space and the optical effect of bright lights. They enter an atmospheric old theatre to become shadow hunters and explore the changing mood from dappled light to a dark cave. Collecting ideas and recording their experiences along the way they will make shadow sticks which will be used to create their own shadow land.
Goodies and Baddies
Enter the enchanted world of fairy tales at the gallery, where your pupils will become story catchers, inspired to develop their own traditional tale. They’ll encounter goodies and baddies from long ago and far away before creating their own character. Will your pupils conjure up a Prince Silver Spurs, a Lady Pink Ribbons, a Wizard Long Legs? Using Story Mountains and captivating small worlds, pupils will create strong narratives and take their own fantastical tale back to school.
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