Mrs Parcell took 29 children ranging from Year 3 to Year 6 to the picturesque village of Warter. We were led by a local artist who discussed links with David Hockney and our local countryside. All the children were given a professional artist quality sketchbook to use and keep. After looking at his landscapes, we went outside into the beautiful church grounds and sketched what we saw, talking into account light, dark, composition and texture. The children created some amazing artwork, using their observational skills brilliantly.
During the afternoon session, we went inside the church and took part in a painting workshop. The children were shown how to ‘draw with paint’ and how to use gouache effectively. They then took inspiration from their sketch books and painted their own landscapes. We all had a wonderful day and the children have commented how inspired they now are to create further pieces of art in school.