Art & Well-being Play Scheme

Where: Gayhurst Primary School
When: 20 – 25 July 2020
Time: 10am – 1pm, daily
Topic: Art & Well-being
For: 15 x Yr 3&4 children

Gayhurst Summer Play scheme

Surreal times call for surreal art!

Last week (July 2020) we ran a week long art and well-being play scheme at Gayhurst School for a group of yr 3&4 children which began with making social distancing costumes from recycled household materials.

As the days went on, great fun was had creating a giant paint splodge and a collection of smaller mirrored gems which opened the door to conversations around what we could see in the markings and the feelings they evoked…

Surreal collage characters showed quirky and playful expressions of identity. Clay, beaded masks inspired by our ‘Guilds of Benin‘ exhibition in our #TAG (The Art Gallery) space were a therapeutic make… And the final sprint involved meddling with recycled plastic bottles, plaster-of-paris bandages and gold spray to design trophy’s inspired by Serena William’s 7 Wimbledon wins.

#COVID19 #art #wellbeing #easinglockdown 

Artist: Claire WT.

Mobile pics from across the week:

Stats about this project

  • Collage 20% 20%
  • clay modelling 20% 20%
  • ‘Junk’ modelling 40% 40%
  • Painting 20% 20%

Applied art disciplines

Yr 3&4 children

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- 8 days ago

Surreal times called for #SurrealArt during our art & #Wellbeing play-scheme @GayhurstE8. Mirrored paint splodges opened up exciting conversations with children around the images & feelings they evoke. Insightful ideas shared. Thanks all for a fun wk! https://t.co/s5Deh4Qm1m https://t.co/jNZBAwPHjX
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