A literacy and Visual Arts Adventure
This term ART-iculate 2016 has a photography twist. This is a fantastic opportunity for P6 and P7 children to immerse themselves in analysing some of the world’s most iconic photographs.
This year’s choice to analyse/ read photography ties in with the theme of St Mark’s Art Show, which is contemporary photography. This will be led and delivered by the pupils of photography club. A challenging project!
P7 and P6 will be given an opportunity this term to choose and research a photograph from a portfolio of images ranging from 1932 surrealists, graphic designers to photo journalists of 1980’s.
They will then take part in an upper school ART-iculate competition, to orally present their findings. The finalist will compete in St Mark’s Art Exhibition, 2016. There will be guests in attendance as well as invited judges from SCRAN and Education Scotland.
The St Mark’s Art Show took place on Thursday the 21st May. This year the pupils had a slightly different agenda, the primary 6/7 pupils took part in Art-iculate, this was an opportunity for solo talks based on paintings by The Glasgow Boys and Girls. All four classes were immersed in the works of the Glasgow Boys and Girls, they began this Literacy and Art Adventure at the Kelvingrove Art Galleries where they attended workshops tailored to this topic. The finalists were judged by Ron Cowie Senior Education Officer at Education Scotland, Alan Horn Director of Development Glasgow School of Art and Muriel Gray Chair of the Glasgow School of Art Board of Governors. No pressured there! The pupils were outstanding and received a lot of acclaim from distinguished guests. Sophie and Emily were the two overall champions. All the finalists have been invited to spend a morning at the Glasgow School of Art before the end of term. What an achievement.
This term ART-iculate has been launched! This is a fantastic opportunity for P6 and P7 children to immerse themselves in the lives and works of the Glasgow Boys and Girls. These painters were a pioneering group of Artists that were driven and motivated; they embraced change, created masterpieces, and became Scottish icons in the process.
Last week the children thoroughly enjoyed four workshops at Kelvingrove Art Gallery, where one room is dedicated to the group. The museum houses an impressive collection of the Boys’ and Girls’ pieces that were created between 1880 and early 1900. The education providers were very impressed by the attitude and knowledge displayed by the children.
P7 and P6 will be given an opportunity this term to choose and research a painting by one of these famous Glasgow Boys or Girls
They will then take part in an upper school ART-iculate competition, to orally present their findings. The finalist will compete in St Mark’s Art Exhibition, 2015. There will be guests in attendance as well as invited judges from Glasgow School of Art.
Have a look at some of our photos from our museum visit last week.