Kingham is a large village school of 230 pupils, which we have worked closely with over a number of years. We deliver a variety of workshops, prizes for a termly art competition, art materials and subscription to Art and Design Technology curriculum.
For Sculpture at Kingham Lodge 2021, Kingham Primary School made ‘Blowing in the wind’, a installation of beautiful hanging lanterns made of wicker and paper. These colourful, delicate lanterns hung in the protection of the pavilion courtyard and gently moved in the wind.
Year Group Workshops
Artist Emma Cox is visiting the school weekly to provide art experiences to each year group on a half termly basis, in this way building up knowledge and experience of art that fit with the schools timetable.
Whole School Workshop
In February 2022 artists Emma Cox and Abigail Boisot worked with the whole school to deliver a charcoal drawing workshop. Inspired by birds the children could come up with their own design (‘there are no mistakes’) and they were pinned to a tree in a whole school display for all to see.
Children and staff have been very positive about the workshops and parents have told us their children have been inspired to continue doing art at home. Out of the mouths of babes: “I can’t wait to get home and start drawing”. “I wish we could do this everyday” “This doesn’t feel like school as it’s so much fun”. “I loved using the charcoal without reproachful adults worrying about our cleaness (sic)”.
In May ’22 Year 4 went to Chipping Norton School to do a clay workshop with artist Alison Townley, learning about techniques and having a very squidgy hands on experience.
In July ’22 artists Emma Cox and Abigail Boisot delivered a clay workshop to everyone (except Y4).
In the spring of ’23 Emma Cox will work with the whole school to create a sculpture exhibit for the next Sculpture at Kingham Lodge show 20-29th May 2023.
To enhance the regular provision of art lessons as part of the core curriculum, we have paid for the subscription to Kapow Primary for the Art and Design & Technology lesson plans. This will help teachers deliver regular lessons in term time, developing the children’s creativity and widening their opportunities.
Promoting art in primary schools
If you would like to support our work either as an artist able to take your skill into a school, or as a donor please email firstname.lastname@example.org.