We are Artists and we ROCK!

Wow! What a weekend! It’s been an incredible journey for all involved and this weekend, we saw it all come together in magnificent style. The vibrancy and boldness hit me as I entered the exhibition space and everywhere I turned there was something new to examine and applaud. The children have been such wonderful art practitioners and I speak on behalf of all the staff when I say that we couldn’t be more proud of their confidence with materials, their independence in decision making and their execution of their final pieces. Here is a small selection of the work in case you didn’t get a chance to come see us this weekend, but many thanks to those who did come to view, we hope you were blown away by their incredible commitment to their projects. Wensum Junior artists, you indeed ROCK as always!

We are artists

The show finally opened this morning. We had over 160 visitors today, including a number of members of the public who came in off the street to see what it was all about. The work looks amazing and the feedback from everyone has been really positive. They think you rock as artists! Good work, everyone. Remember that the show is open again tomorrow between 10 and 2 so if you haven’t done so already, come and take a look.

Wensum Sings

Thursday afternoon and we gather on the field for Wensum Sings! This was the first time that we have been together as a school since March last year and it was wonderful. Each year team had been learning a couple of songs to perform to the school and also performed instrumental music with their Sistema tutors. The weather was beautiful and there was a great, almost festival-like atmosphere as we shared in music and song together. An impromptu rendition of ‘Three Lions’, led by Year 5 provided a special opportunity for a whole school sing along. Enjoy the gallery.

We are artists – 3 days to go

This week your teachers have been busy behind the scenes, working in the gallery after school to get the work up and ready for the weekend. Things are starting to look very interesting indeed. All year teams are now represented, but there are a few finishing touches needed before the big reveal. Year 6 visit on Friday before we open to the public on Saturday morning. Enjoy the gallery of the, er, gallery.

We are artists…it’s coming!

Exciting times. Suzy and Pete transferred the kid’s art work down to the gallery on Thursday morning and then Pete and Amy went back in the afternoon to start setting up the Year 3 show. Over the coming days the other year teams will be getting their artwork up and installed. Afterschool, our friends from Lost in Translation came on site with Paul and his team to set up the tent which will be our arts base for the next two weeks. Story telling workshops, Wensum Sings and performances from Sistema all await. Hopefully you have booked the dates for the exhibition. If not, then it’s the 10th and 11th July, 10am-2pm. Hope to see you there.

Friday Clay Day!

Year 5 were really looking forward to our day in the Art Room today … and the experience didn’t disappoint!

We took our design ideas with us and were able to sculpt with clay to form our finished animal pieces.

In our designs we had to consider how we would make our finished pieces stable.

We learnt a technique for attaching pieces of clay using crosshatching and slip.

It was amazing to see everyone’s designs evolve into their 3D form! We wish we could do this every Friday!!!

We hope you enjoy them!

Worlds in a Box

This week we have been busy on our individual and small group projects. We started with an empty cardboard box and are now busy creating our own scene inside each box. We’ve been creative with our materials: paint, Modroc, lights, cotton wool, grass, twinkly lights and more! We’ve also had to be resourceful with our space – working as a team to transform our classrooms into art studios – and back. It’s been a pleasure to see everyone so immersed in their projects. Next week we’ll be continuing with our designs and starting to think about how we might group these together as an installation. Year 5, you have been amazing!