Monday, 22 November 2010

African Artists

Every year at our girls' school, the teachers organise an art show with a theme.  This year it was Africa.  Every class teacher decides what their class will make and each child makes a piece of art to show in the hall.  It's held over three afternoons and is always wonderful to go and visit.  This year was no exception, as you will see.

This is No.3's class display of shields, well some of them, there are actually 23 kids in the class.  These children have just started school in the last six months.  Lucky for them their teacher adores art and teaches it to gifted children as well.

Aren't these mosaic toucans so pretty?

The way the artwork is displayed is just as beautiful and it takes the teachers many hours to sort out.  Very dedicated teachers, every one of them.

Daughter No.1 made the zebra print at the top down here. It was sort of a lino print I think. 

And No.2 made the top left mask from papier mache.  This shot made it to the local newspaper much to her delight!  How exciting.  No not my photo, just similar!!

Blow up the frogs below if you like - they are amazing.  Some of it is paper mosaics, but look at the detail and the colour used.  Very beautiful.

But WOW, aren't these amazing?!  A Year 6 class so they are 10 and 11 year olds.  The black silhouettes are cut out of paper and glued on to the painted background.

And some more of the same...

I'm pretty sure these lions were painted by year 2 children - 6 and 7 year olds.  So artistic!

I adore this mural.  I think it must have been thirsty work putting this together...

Did you guess it was made out of these?!!  Pretty clever aye?  I never knew there were so many coloured tops out there.

And if you're still with me, well done!  Pretty good stuff wouldn't you agree?  We never did such amazing artwork when we were at school.  Painting was considered a yearly treat from memory.  Schools have to provide so many options these days, which is great for the kids, but so much work for the teachers.  We are very lucky to have such a fantastic school that always has something extra happening.  I can't wait for the next display!

14 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow what amazing work!!! Do you sometimes wish you could go back to school Sarah? I do. Have a great week. Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Mandy said...

Such talent. Fantastic work. Thanks for sharing. :)
Mandy x

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Wow, that really is amazing. Must have looked so good en masse like that. I don't remember doing anything that flash at school, ripped off!

Betty said...

fantastic work by the children - I think children often do the most creative stuff because they don't have any boundaries imposed on them - they paint what they imagine, not just what they see in front of them! how lucky to have such an inspirational teacher.

Clara said...

Awesome creativity!

Serenata said...

Very amazing work and creativity. wow!

Lululiz said...

I am completely gobsmacked! What an incredible exhibition, beats a few " contemporary artists" exhibition I have seen. Full marks to the teachers for organising it and congratulations to all the children who created such wonderful works of art. Of course double congrats to your brilliant daughters, who produced outstanding work!

Vintage Mum said...

gosh, kids are unbelievably clever these days - just amazing!

**Anne** said...

Oh my, this artwork is beyond amazing! Congratulations to the kids, the teachers and the school for this amazing display. I think it is fantastic to allow children to immerse themselves in creativity and what a thrill it must have been for them to see their work on display. Your children are very lucky to go to such a school where art is highly regarded.
Anne

'Joyce' said...

Sarah, thanks so much for sharing these children's beautiful artworks. Wow, I am very impressed with the talent shown here. How wonderful their teachers spent so much time to organise this event to share with the rest of the school and families. Two thumbs up for dedicated teachers, and very talented children.

Heidi said...

Some of those look like they could be in a gallery, don't they!
These parent are getting to keep treasures.

dutch sisters said...

What a great theme and so much diversity. All the artwork is so beautiful. Those kids are real artists!

Itch2stitch.com said...

Hello you! I have just popped in to catch up with you! What fabulous artwork, I think it is all so talented, and I have seen art in art galleries that doesn't match up! Beautiful! Susie xxx

The Rose Room said...

Absolutely fabulous and totally impressive! Rachaelxo