Amazing pupil artworks on show at Perse Prep exhibition
16 Jan 2019
Eye-catching creations produced by pupils have gone on show at The Perse Prep’s annual art exhibition.
Featuring dozens of pieces produced by children across all year groups, inspiration came from a number of different media and themes, to bring their works of art to fruition.
Year 3 children used autumnal debris as the basis for their 3D pencil tone drawings before making contrasting watercolour backgrounds for their works. Sticking with the autumnal theme, they also created strikingly realistic clay leaves by carefully cutting the outline of leaves into the material before adding a final glaze to give a lustrous finish.
Pupils also looked into colour systems, such as warm and cold shades, complementary, primary, secondary and tertiary colours, and produced some startling monochrome paintings using detailed brushstrokes.
French artist Henri Matisse’s famous composition The Goldfish was the basis for Year 4 pupils’ artworks. They made observational drawings of indoor plants and goldfish bowls as well as exploring oil pastel blending to give a 3D effect to their pieces.
The entrance to the exhibition, in the foyer of the New School, is adorned with stunning ceramic recreations of seashells as well as pictures of shells, made using inks and oil pastels, all rendered by Year 5 pupils. They also zoned in on details from butterfly wings to make bold and dynamic pictures with watercolours, pastels and gold and silver pens.
Meanwhile, Year 6 youngsters took inspiration from Cambridge architecture, such as Cambridge University’s spectacular Faculty of Law building, to make their own ultra-modern architectural designs before bringing them to life with white card and art straws.
Prep Head of Art Dan Wansell said: “It’s great for the pupils to see what they have created go on display in our wonderful gallery space. Lots of parents came along to the opening of the exhibition and really enjoyed seeing the many fantastic artworks on show.”