At St Paul’s, we want to enable all pupils to feel able to think and act creatively. That means exploring all aspects of creativity: personal and social, exploring art for a variety of reasons, in a variety of contexts. Most importantly, it means enjoying the journey, so that pupils want to engage in creative activities, and so that they can grow to appreciate and value the importance of art as a highly subjective and individual experience, but one which is capable of bringing people together.
The children at St Paul’s were very excited to invite their families to an exhibition of their artwork held at St Paul’s Church.
This special event was one of the highlights of the school year and we know the children were extremely happy and proud to show off their work. The pictures were professionally mounted, framed and catalogued, and were displayed on special boards, allowing parents, children and staff to stroll around our real “art gallery”.
A special thank you to St Paul’s Church for allowing us to use the church as an exhibition space. It was a lovely occasion to strengthen our ties with the community and the church.
The whole school began ‘Art Day’ by making their own sketchbook.
One of the most important parts of the sketchbook project, is that it is about encouraging pupils at St Paul’s to become more actively involved with their own learning experiences – to enjoy a sense of control, decision making, and revelation, and to realise that through working in a sketchbook their book takes on a very real and tangible personality – and that that “personality” is actually theirs!
Year 6 spent the day combing their talents on a communal piece of art. Laid out on a cotton sheet, were a variety of breakfast foods, which the children made drawings of directly on to the sheet. Once the drawings were made and painted, the children could eat the food! And were left with a drawn and painted picnic blanket.
The children loved it, and it provided the perfect consolidation of all the techniques and processes they had been learning during the term.
Year 2 used their knowledge of clay to make 3D sculptures.
Using a range of skills and knowledge including paper cutting and 3D models, year 3 created paper sculptures.