Broadstairs parents and pupils have been getting arty

Art fun at Upton

Children and parents are getting creative in special art sessions at Upton Junior School in Broadstairs.

Pupils from all year groups and their families enjoyed an ‘art attack afternoon’ exploring differing styles, techniques and influences.

The session is the first to be held at the school and was overseen by Lynne Walton, head of Upton’s Creative Cats team that covers all aspects of the arts.

The workshop demonstrated how to get started using basic lines and curves to create simple drawing like a tulip.

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The parents and pupils had the chance to use different work stations exploring water colours, pastels, charcoal, collage, modelling and pen drawing.

At the end of the session each participant chose the work they felt was their best and assessed it, and then gained positive feedback as others assessed their work.

Mrs Walton said: “It was inspiring to see children and families working creatively together. It showed parents the kind of art work we deliver at Upton and the feedback from everyone was very positive. It was a lovely relaxed and positive workshop and I do hope it will be the first of many.”

Upton Junior School is part of the Viking Academy Trust with Chilton Primary School and Ramsgate Free School.