March 4, 2014
Exminster School had a truly outstanding poetry and arts week recently. Supported by a subsidy from THF, Ali Roscoe came in to work with Year 4 who used Indian marbling inks to create a silhouette and paper mâché frame painted in metallic paint. The art work was based on a Roman myth. They also produced a collaborative piece of art work using the marbled paper, cut- out hearts and a beautiful frame.
Other artists, including parents and Friends of Exminster, inspired the children to explore seascape paintings, dance based on natural disasters and on Monet’s garden paintings, mosaics, scultures made from driftwood and shells, and painting circles inspired by Kandinsky. This wealth of stimulating art brought superb results from the children.
The week ended with a celebratory exhibition in the school hall packed with appreciative parents. The Dawlish Community College Jazz Band were there to entertain everyone, very excited by their success in the recent 24 hour Music Marathon at the College. The children’s work was on sale and all proceeds went to The Helen Foundation. Thank you everyone at Exminster for a very special occasion and your generosity to the charity.