September 28, 2015
Art in school serves to open a window onto history; to fire the imaginations and creativity of our pupils as well as consolidating their fine motor skills. This year, our Key Stage 1 pupils aged 5 and 6 have begun their art work with an exciting project. They are discovering the colourful universe of artist Keith Haring where vibrant colours and imperfect shapes are protagonists. The pupils colour templates of some of Haring’s well-known paintings and work on creating reinterpretations of his work which will be displayed in the school corridors. The teachers draw life size silhouettes of each pupil, cut them out and include them on a huge mural. The result is that our boys and girls become animated characters of their own paintings.
We always look for different ways of encouraging interest and enthusiasm in art in a school where many children stand out for their brilliant artistic talent. Some of our pupils have taken part in a national competition organised by Patrimonio Nacional (Spanish National Heritage) and some of our ex-pupils are now studying Fine Art at University.