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!
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.
The torrential rain this afternoon found its way into the gallery this afternoon so Clare and I had to dash down to sort it out. There is always something! Fortunately the work was unaffected. Looking forward to tomorrow. Hope to see you there.
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.
Today was the day all our plans came together and our art work was installed at The Undercroft Gallery. We finally get to see our dioramas, lighting effects and soundscapes come together in quite a unique way and we can’t wait to share it with you in person! Don’t forget to come visit our exhibition on either Saturday 10th or Sunday 11th July between 10am and 2pm.
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.
Our exciting week continued as we ventured into the city to visit our exhibition space for our up and coming show. We were delighted to meet an actual artist named Gennadiy Ivanov who spoke to us about his show and we also had a wonderful time exploring the space, trying to imagine our own creations within the gallery. We are so excited to be showcasing our dioramas next month!
We had a fabulous session this week where Yeti class and Pixie class showcased their dioramas to one another. There was some careful questioning, plenty of confident replies and children had a brilliant time exploring others work in detail. The highlight of the session was when the children recognised that some groups needed help to construct and progress with their ideas and therefore offered their services. Our afternoon involved new and exciting collaborations! Well done Year 5, great team work!
In year 5, we have been busy making decisions and developing our dioramas. We have been working collaboratively, taking on board other’s ideas and working them in with our own. Our afternoons have been a hive of activity and we are super excited to unveil our creations to the public!
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!