This year the group welcomes pupils from Burraton Primary School in Saltash and Weston Mill Primary in Plymouth who will be showing their own interpretations of ‘New Journey’ by exploring patterns in nature especially those associated with journeys and migration.
Two of our members, Eleanor Russell-Hsieh and Chrissie Russell, visited Burraton Primary School to work with Year 4 pupils. We looked into the reasons why animals migrate and the incredible geographical journeys sometimes undertaken. The children also studied close-up images of migratory species, in particular the Painted Lady butterfly, swallows and puffins.
To create artwork that had a strong visual impact the children were encouraged not to use pencils or rubbers but to explore the use of solid blocks of colour to create bold patterns that were not necessarily in the correct colour! The results were extremely vibrant and we thank the staff and pupils for their enthusiasm. We look forward to mounting the work on screens at the exhibition in August in a manner that tells the story.