KS1/2 Art – Carnival of the Birds

An intensive art workshop helps pupils unleash their creativity Trilby and Judy run intensive one-day hands-on art workshops. These ambitious workshops are funded by the government and are designed to stretch and challenge pupils in ways that might not be available in their own schools. This workshop has a carnival theme. Trilby starts the day with some historical background and visual references. Soon the class settle down and start creating. Before long their half-human, half-bird-like forms take shape and we see them investigate structure, create fantastic shapes, get their hands dirty with glue and have fun with fabulous decorations.

Both Trilby and Judy lament the general lack of practical skills in today’s children. Nevertheless, we see the class, with very mixed abilities, achieve truly remarkable results that may have seemed impossible when the day started.

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