The children of Windmill Primary School have been doing their bit to
brighten up their surroundings in the second half of term as they took part
in an art project inspired by some of the greatest painters and most famous
painters in history.
Having studied the work of Claude Monet and Wassily Kandinsky, the children
then had a chance to produce their own versions of the artists’ famous
paintings Water Lillies and Trees. The results of their artistic endeavours
have been on display in the school hall, adding a welcome splash of colour
to the school premises.
“The children have absolutely loved this project,” said the school’s
executive head teacher Bev Homer. “Mark making and painting are such key
elements to a child’s basic educational development that they respond really
well to being introduced to masterpieces of art from an early age.
“We’ve talked about what the artists produced, the techniques they used and
what might have been doing on in their heads when they were working, and
then given the children an opportunity to produce their own versions of the
works they’ve studied.
“Not only has it been a thoroughly enjoyable educational experience, but
they’ve also come away from it with some lovely pieces of artwork which have
taken pride of place on the walls, and really brightened up the whole school
and impressed our visitors. Everyone involved has thoroughly enjoyed the
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