May 13, 2016
Sarah Stapleton from Exminster writes:
“What a fantastic day we have had in year 5! We were lucky enough to have a visit by Bridget Arnold who is a DAISI-registered artist (Daisi Arts in Schools Initiative).
Bridget is a silk painter who creates banners and flags. She showed us how to use a material called Gutta to draw onto stretched silk and then use brightly coloured inks to colour in. Bridget also showed us how you can sprinkle salt onto the wet paint to create different effects. We used the theme of fish from our Diversity project as our inspiration.”
Helen Foundation Trustee, Leon Winston, visited the Exminster Arts Week show when the banner was first displayed: “I visited the Exminster school exhibition and saw the delightful range of art work which had captured the energy and imagination of all the youngsters. There were lots of parents there and a very definite buzz all round. Great!