Easter Art Activities
Wednesday was another art-activity day, this time hosted by Mrs. Speakman at St John Wall Secondary School, assisted by Mr. Woolery. We had all day to work on an image of The Tree Of Life as we - children and accompanying adults - imagined it. Mrs. Speakman had prepared prints of tree-images by many different artists as inspiration, and provided real canvases and a supply of acrylic paints. Learning to work with these paints was a new experience for many of the participants but needless to say the children from St Teresa's took on the challenge cheerfully and quite surprised themselves at what they managed to achieve in the time available.
The canvases will be framed and sent back to the school and with a bit of luck we'll have time to add some detail when the time-challenge is less pressing. It's good to have these new and unexpected experiences, and interesting to discover later what you've learned under a bit of pressure. Once again, congratulations to the children involved for concentrating - they don't often get a chance to work for so long on one painting. It's surprising how much more confident you become when you return to an activity that appeared new and possibly frustrating first time round.