At Renhold, every child is an Artist.
At Renhold VC Primary, we believe that Art is a valuable learning medium in all schools. Students deserve a broad, progressive, and ambitious Art curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge and as well as opportunities to create, reflect and experience Art across many forms and periods of time. Providing children with opportunities to embed their creativity and become life-long artists.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up” – Pablo Picasso.
Art and design deals with the forming and expression of ideas, thoughts, and feelings through the reality of materials, supporting students to develop links between themselves and the world around them.
This opportunity to handle and manipulate materials, both stemming from the natural world and traditional resources, offers our children the experience of developing their own creative mind, apply their skills and becoming emersed in the potential of art that is around us. They become sensitive towards their environment, broadening cultural capital, creating links between real experiences and ways of expressing emotions and events.
Art Subject Leader: Mrs R Grundy
Scandinavian Folk Art Workshop with Anne-Marie Abbate
ART WORKSHOP WITH ANNE-MARIE - February 10th 2022
This morning's Art Workshop was the most amazing time for our Year R artists!
We met Anne-Marie who introduced us to traditional Scandinavian Folk Art, which uses minimalist techniques to create a simple image using shape, texture and colour.
The children included many things local to our town of Bedford, including recipes for the Bedfordshire Clanger, The Bedfordshire Wig Cake and maps of the area.
They also included plants as we discussed how these bring health and happiness into our environment.
Anne-Marie showed us how to layer our textures together using cutting, sewing, multiple fabrics and arrangements on the page to make our pieces. We started off planning and exploring the shapes using stencils and tracing, before deciding on our colours and arrangements on the page.
As we created, we listened to calming Fine Art music which created the most focused atmosphere we have even experienced!!
What a morning!!
Miss Williams and the team now have the tricky job of selected 8 pieces to put forward for the Harpur Trust Art Competition where the winners work will be framed, hung and exhibited at the gallery!
We want to submit them all!!
So proud of Year R!!!!