"At St Christopher’s School we value Art because it contributes to a child’s emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social development by stimulating creativity, imagination and compliments core and foundation subjects through cross-curricular connectivity"
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|Date||What have we been doing at St Christopher's School for Art?||Any 'arty' photos'?|
Year 1 and 2 pupils visited the excellent Mudpie Pottery during Autumn 2016 as part of their Winter Wonderland topic. Our children travelled to Folkestone to decorate their very own bespoke baubles to adorn their trees this Christmas. Pupils had at their disposal buckets full of brushes as well as stencils, silkscreens, stickers, stamps and sponges to create their masterpiece.
Once the children were finished with their coloured underglazes they left the baubles to the professionals to fire and glaze which will make the colours nice and vibrant. Mudpie Pottery 'tweeted' us on 26th December and said "Lovely students, teachers and school! Thank you for visiting".
|22nd June 2016||
Year 1 pupils walk down to Canterbury to visit the excellent Expressions Art Studio on Wednesday 22nd June 2016. Pupils had the opportunity to design and paint their own personal clay tile. Children also helped create and decorate a hand printed vase.
After a thorough hand wash, Year 1 wound down with a visit to the on-site arts and crafts garden.
Expressions are taking the clay items away to be 'fired' ('cooking' the clay up to about 1000 degrees) and they will return to school in due course so we can see the fruits of their labour!
|12th March 2015||We have to share this painting by Grace in Year 5. Painted using acrylic paints in her own time as an 'extra-curricular' activity.|