This year we are working in conjuction with Shirebrook Academy on an exciting new arts project, "Little People, Big Worlds." Each class will be visiting local landmarks and creating art works incorporating miniature pictures or sculptures of themselves, to be displayed at a 'Summer Exhibition' in the entrance and hall of the school.
To start our project on Friday 8th January, 2016, a group of children from Langwith Bassett visited an exhibition at The Harley Gallery where they had the opportunity to look at the sculptures and exhibits, take photographs and make sketches. Some children from the Academy also attended and worked with our children, helping them to take photographs and make sketches.
The exhibition 'Brick City' is a celebration of some of the world's favourite buildings and urban icons, recreated solely using LEGO bricks. While to many, LEGO bricks are 'just a toy', to Warren Elsmore they provide a challenging and enjoyable modelling medium. These LEGO models, however, don't resemble those you may recall from childhood. A master of the medium, these fabulously detailed models may contain thousands of pieces - or perhaps just a handful. Either way, using LEGO bricks, Warren may create a model indistinguishable from the real thing or evoke the spirit of a building in just a few small pieces.
The children will present feedback from their visit in an assembly, allowing them to share their experiences with the rest of the school. Please view the gallery below for lots of photographs from the day!
Our final exhibition for our Arts Project, “Little People, Big Worlds,” was a great success, attended by lots of parents. We were very proud of all the finished pieces created by the children in each class. Have a look at the photos to see the brilliant artworks.