Developing Art has been a key focus at Ampney Crucis School over the last 2 years. The pupils now show a passion for art and a high standard of Art skills has developed throughout the school. Their work and enthusiasm is an inspiration and we are very proud of their achievements in this subject.
Since September Maple Class (Reception and Year 1) have been observing themselves through paint.
Willow Class (Years 2 and 3) have produced detailed pencil drawings and water colour paintings of tiles by William Morris.
Oak Class (Years 4, 5 and 6) are studying different illustrators of Alice in Wonderland. They have enlarged the original illustrations using water colours.
Jo Moreman, a local mosaic artist, worked with the children on colourful mosaics to display at the entrance to their classrooms. Jo also created a whole school mosaic with the children for which we were delighted to receive recognition and funding from the Cirencester Branch of the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS).
Previously we have studied the life and art of L.S. Lowry. Renowned clay artist and sculptor, Richard Gibson, spent 3 days at the school helping the children to texture and paint clay tiles which, when fired and framed, reproduced three of Lowry’s famous paintings in mosaic form.
Diocese of Gloucester Church Schools’ Banner
Last year Ampney Crucis School won the competition to design a banner representing all the Church Schools within the Diocese of Gloucester. With help from the Women’s Institute our pupils then had to make the banner out of fabrics using various techniques. The banner was then proudly carried down the aisle of Westminster Abbey by one of our Year 6 pupils at a special Church Schools’ Service.