Things are hotting up for the new school year hear at Minimasterworks.
We saw some amazing artwork last year, from schools like Jarvis Brook, Bushy Hill, The Avenue, Lubavitch, Ladysmiths, St Marys, Maynards Green, Gam Menuchem and loads more. As usual, the best part was watching the children's reactions as they entered the exhibition. The usual sequence of events being frantically trying to find your own picture, and then shouting to anybody who will listen "I've found mine", and standing (or jumping up and down) proudly next to it. One event that sticks in the memory is a little boy who sat next to his picture, and stroked it for at least 20 minuites.........ahhh.
As reported last time we have started a Minimasterworks prize. Our last winner was Junaid Ellis from Wingrave Primary School in Buckinghamshire, with a fantastic Roald Dahl inspired picture. He received a certificate, and a boxed art set. We always announce our winners on our facebook page.
We have just launched the minimasterworks prize:
A couple of days after each show, we take a good hard look at all the artwork, and announce our best in show and runner up on facebook. We then send the nursery or school certificates and an art prize to give out in assembly.
Tips on producing a great piece of art:
Artwork looks fab on coloured paper. Colour makes such a big impact and creates a natural border. Primary saturated colours look great once printed and behind glass, in fact, the bolder the better. Collages look really good with torn edges and saturated clashing colour. No glitter though - it plays havoc with our scanner!
We're having an exhibition - shout it from the roof tops.
I can't tell you the amount of times we have set up an exhibition and parents come strolling in claiming not to know anything about it. We send posters, we send each student an invite, so I encourage all teachers/PTA members/Newsletter writers and Headmistresses to shout it from the roof tops!!
Friends of Ladysmiths make a splash
We had such a great exhibition at Ladysmiths the other week, the parent teachers association raised over £300 to go towards their new swimming pool. Fantastic.