Wychwood is a large rural school of 300 pupils that has a resourced art curriculum. We are funding whole school experiences and prizes for our termly art competition.
Whole School Workshop
In March ’22 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 April ’23 artist Caroline Bond will work with the whole school to make clay sculptures for display at the May ’23 Sculpture at Kingham Lodge.
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.