Eye-catching creations go on display at Perse Prep art exhibition
21 Jan 2020
Colourful compositions created by pupils have gone on show at the annual Perse Prep art exhibition.
Children from across all year groups were inspired by a number of different artists and themes and used a variety of media to produce their artworks.
Youngsters in Year 3 looked at the works of Vincent van Gogh and thought about his use of bright, vivid colours to give the feeling of movement when creating their pieces. Using a mix of oil pastels, acrylic paint and pen, they made stunningly eye-catching scenes featuring trees, houses and evocative night skies.
The work of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt provided the spark for Year 4 pupils’ pieces as they made a series of prints based on close-ups of his symbolist paintings, exploring shape and metallic colours. Having learned more about Klimt’s life, they also made their own interpretations of one of his most famous paintings, The Tree of Life.
Pupils also created colourful coiled pottery pieces, using a variety of gleaming glazes and striking patterns and shapes to enhance their works.
Street Light by Italian painter Giacomo Balla was the inspiration for Year 5 as they took his sense of creating movement and light to develop their own expressive lighthouse artworks, using pastels and metallic paint, as well as making ceramic sailing boats on a similar theme.
The entrance to the exhibition features Year 6’s architectural pieces, based on the University of Cambridge’s dramatic Faculty of Law building. Using tonal shading techniques, they made initial 3D drawings and learned about scale and proportion before transforming their designs into models using white card and art straws.
Prep Head of Art Dan Wansell said: “The children have worked so hard to create these wonderful pieces and it’s exciting for them to be able to see their artworks on show.”