Upton pupils and parents get creative at art attack session

Art attack at Upton Junior School

Children and parents have enjoyed an art attack afternoon at Upton Junior School in Broadstairs.

The creative session for pupils from Years 3 and 4 and their families involved exploring a range of differing styles, techniques and influences.

The ‘engage workshop’ was co-ordinated by Year 5 teacher Corinne Hayes who said it was a relaxed and friendly session demonstrating to parents the kind of art work experienced at Upton.

Miss Hayes said: “They were given different animals to create with their parent in any way they wished so they could produce artwork together rather than separately.”

A selection of materials were laid out on tables for the art teams to choose from. These included paint, pastels, plasticine, tissue paper, card, feathers, pompoms, ModRoc plaster-impregnated gauze for modelling, and pipe cleaners.

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Miss Hayes added: “The only limit was their own imagination and we saw some very interesting creations.

“We truly value parental involvement at Upton and realise the importance of providing parents the opportunity to engage with their children’s learning.

“Such opportunities allow parents to see first-hand the education their children receive and further strengthens the bond between home and school.”

Head of School Darci Arthur said: “It was a hive of activity as parents and children really set about their creative tasks.

“The value of these sessions that engage parents in our school cannot not be underestimated. We love to have our families visit the school and share their children’s learning experiences where possible.”