The visual arts play an importatn part of life here at Bessemer Grange Priamry School. Each academic year begins with an art week, the children spend the first few days completing art work which we then display at our anual art exhibition. Childs work is framed adn parent have the oppertunity to purchase their childs work. Art is taught for arts sake as well as incorporated into our half termly topics. A range of art skills are taught such as; painting, drawing, printing, batik, weaving, sculpture and sewing. Childrens work is displayed in classrooms and corridoors around the school. Whenever possible childrens work is displayed in public galleries. We have been lucky enough to have work displayed at the Tate Modern, Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Biscuit Factory Gallery in Bermondsey.
Each year our children take part in the National Big Draw. This yearly event is themed and we usually complete a whole school piece. This year we made living lines. Look at our whole school drawing and see our lines move! In the past we have created still life drawings, made whole school hands which we wrapped around the school and drawn our school comunity.
Last year the theme was landscapes. We worked together to turn our playground into a giant forest.
In addition to this our children worked with some artists to create some stunning abstract landscape photographs, videos and prints. Here are some examples of the photos year six took and a video year 5 made. We think our work is good enough to be displayed at the Tate!
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Friday 5th February was National Doodle Day. We raised over £200 for epilepsy and created some great doodles. The doodles are now on display outside classrooms. We also created giant doodles during assembly.
This year we created a huge school art exhibition and what a success it was. 610 pieces of art were framed and displayed in our school hall for two consecutive evenings. Parents were invited to view their children’s work and were even able to purchase a painting or two!
Children regularly work with artists especially during the summer term when we prepare for carnival.