Ripples and reflections
Parents, carers and friends were invited into St Michael's CofE First School in Alnwick to view a very special exhibition called Ripples and Reflections.
The exhibition is a culmination of a major art project led by the school’s own artist in residence – Katherine Renton.
Headteacher Gavin Johnston said: “Katherine has inspired us to think about different ways of capturing the mood of the sea using a variety of techniques.
“Some of our children visited her exhibition in Newbiggin and had a tour by Katherine herself. Others looked at techniques by the French impressionists and the American artist John Marin.
“The work by the whole school was displayed thoughtfully using a range of coloured fabrics and papers and punctuated by pebbles and shells.
“Each child had already created and painted a clay fish. These were featured on a rippling stream ’gushing’ through the hall. Some of the artwork was framed in driftwood segments, which really gave a flavour of the sea.
“Katherine described the work that we had carried out and everyone had a super time viewing the amazing art on display.”
He added: “Drinks and nibbles were on hand for everyone and feedback was extremely positive – we are so proud of the achievements of all of our children and continue to promote the arts in school to ensure our children are well-rounded and creative individuals.”