Art and Music Presentation at TCS – Musical Art and the Art in Music

September 13, 2015

thf_news_tcs2_600x350During the summer term, pupils had the unique opportunity to work with local artist, Sara Downham Lotto and music teacher, Kip Pratt, on a collaborative project: Musical Art and the Art in Music.

“It has been a brilliant opportunity to connect the two worlds of art and music. This exciting and creative workshop delivered a fun and stimulating environment in which pupils’ creative experimentation and expression was maximised – the result was some stunning work”, Sara explained.

Over 400 young people across six schools enjoyed two half-day workshops during which they learnt about the cross-over connections between art and music. They created collaborative murals designed in response to music which was both recorded and live. Using a range of instruments which included a saxophone, piano, guitar, trombone, cello and bassoon, pupils composed their own music to accompany their artwork.

The project culminated in an exhibition, at Teignmouth Community School’s art centre, with pupils’ artwork being displayed to music they had newly composed. Open to the public, visitors were able to roam freely through creative displays allowing them to enjoy a truly memorable visual and aural experience.

Over 150 pupils, from schools within the Teignmouth Learning Community, attended the exhibition.

“I thought it was amazing and fun to do. I loved the way they mixed the art in with our school and others. I really enjoyed looking around and seeing our art transformed…”

“Very good and I enjoyed listening to the music and accompanying art”.


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