September 21, 2013
KENTON ARTS WEEK
Kenton School held their Arts Week at the end of the summer term and using their THF subsidy, artist Lucy Jackson was engaged by the school to work with the children on a series of printing and paintings inspired by nature and the local countryside. “The children really enjoyed day’s work with Lucy. It was lovely weather so the children could be outside in the beautiful sunshine, ” says THF Trustee Annie Kirk.
Kenton School children also took part in a song-writing workshop that produced a song they sang as part of the performance of David Haines’ musical entertainment Armadadrama with the South Devon Singers in July in Mamhead Church. A lovely evening!
BRADLEY BARTON MOSAICS
Artist Michelle Greenwood-Brown was engaged by Bradley Barton School on an ambitious arts project to enhance the artworks in the school grounds. Bradley Barton rightly prides itself on its environmental awareness and the range of arts that the children are encouraged to practice. The focus for this mosaics project was insects. The school’s application said: “The outdoor area has been newly developed and requires further visual and creative stimuli. The children are fascinated by mini-beasts and would like mini-beast mosaics to guide them in finding mini-beasts in the environment.”
Michelle writes: ‘We had a lovely two days working with the children at Bradley Barton school making the six giant mosaic insects to be placed on the fence around the nature area pond. The insects were designed by the children and they had great fun sticking all the tile pieces on. The children were lovely to work with, and the head teacher was very supportive.”
These mosaics will soon be mounted at the school and we shall report on the event.