Swell is a small village school of 40 pupils, part of the North Cotswold Partnership with Longborough and Cold Aston where we are delivering whole school workshops, an art competition and funding art materials.
Whole School Workshop
In February artist Emma Cox 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)”.
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.