PICTURES: National Gallery inspires student art exhibition at Tudor Primary School in Sudbury
A single image taken from an art gallery in London inspired youngsters in Sudbury to spread their artistic wings for a whole-school exhibition.
Children at Tudor Primary School welcomed their parents to view the fruits of their labour at an open evening last week, as part of a project called Take One Picture, in association with the National Gallery.
The project tasked pupils in each year group with studying one piece of artwork, before producing their own creations, including paintings and crafts, based on an aspect of the image they like.
They were also encouraged to create something using a new art skill, with many of the children learning to sew images onto Hessian sacks.
Joanna Gray, Tudor Primary School art co-ordinator and Year 2 class teacher, told the Free Press: “The pupils really enjoyed it. We made cross-curricular links with geography and history, and they have enjoyed that aspect of all the school looking at one picture and using it for their learning.
“The feedback from parents was really positive and they really enjoyed the opportunity to see the work and see how creative their children had been.”
She added that the art exhibition will remain in school until the next school year, and in October, they plan to submit select artworks to the National Gallery, in the hope that some will be chosen for display at the gallery itself.