Art Exhibition – The Straw Challenge

If you had a pile of straws and a roll of tape, what would you create? Look at the structures our teams of children and parents made. We had the Shard, a creature from the deep, a mansion and a robotic machine to name but a few. Thank you to all the adults for letting us know how much you enjoyed the hands on exhibition.

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Art Exhibition – Autumn Term

Thank you to all the artists who contributed to the art exhibition – both last term and today. Amidst a sea of wonderful creativity, children (and parents) took the chance to draw, construct and admire. Thank you to Sara, our resident artist, and Miss Wilson for organising such a brilliant event. One of my highlights was the sharing of the calendar competition. Look at how great these were!

Spring Term Art Show 2013

Thank you to everyone who came to the Spring Art Show celebrating the work of Key Stage One and Two children currently working alongside our artists in residence, Sara Byers and Ademola Akintola.

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As always there was a huge range of works from sculpture with willow and the large scale water snake project to detailed portrait work. The exhibition will remain in the middle hall and the Artful Dodger gallery for a few weeks if you wish to visit in person after school.

The Winter Art Show

Did you have a chance to visit the Winter Art Show last week? If you did, you will have seen the plethora of wonderful art work on display from children across Key Stage 1 and 2. many children have been working along side our two resident artists, Sara Byers and Ademola Akintola, on a whole range of skills including observational drawing in many media, interpretation of pictures such as Hokusai’s great wave whilst not forgetting the many directions of working on  simple line drawings and outline.

Here is just a snap shot of some of the work


A Sky of Winter Birds and a Tree of Wishes

All the children at Charles Dickens Primary School have been involved in the annual decoration of the school in preparation for a host of winter celebrations. The theme this year was birds and feathers – each class was given a bird template and a set of colours to work with. From this starting point, each child designed their own feather which when all attached made beautiful and magical birds.

Each child has also made a Christmas Tree decoration, again using their own ideas including feathers. I am sure you will agree the overall effect is rather stunning. Thank you  to Ms Wilson, our Head of Art, for planning and organising such a creative whole school activity.


Come to the Winter Art Show – 5th Dec 3.30pm


Children from all the Art Clubs will be exhibiting their work on Wednesday 5th December @3.30pm  – 5pm. This will also be a great opportunity to see the work completed by Year 1 and 2 alongside Sara Byers, our new artist in residence and the beautiful winter decorations created by all the children.