Dagenham pupils create new art space
PUBLISHED: 18:30 15 February 2016
School pupils put themselves in the frame to launch their very own gallery at Valence House.
Five Elms Primary Gallery
Five Elms Primary School created work on the theme of artist William Morris
Year one pupils at Five Elms Primary School celebrated opening their own art gallery at Valence House.
The Year one Five Elms Primary School pupils loved being artists for the project.
The pupils also loved curating the exhibition at Valence House.
The patterns in the of artist William Morris inspired the art works the pupils created.
The pupils were also inspired to use strong colours in their work.
The wide variety of work showed the pupils'creative side.
Year one pupils from Five Elms Primary School in Wood Lane, Dagenham, produced work on the theme of William Morris.
Friday’s opening was the culmination of a ten week skills-based project with Enabling Enterprise.
Pupils were involved with all aspects of setting up the gallery from curating the exhibition to publicising the opening.
Education officer Chantelle Scott, from Enabling Enterprise said: “They were just generally quite excited that they got to be artists and they loved being curators as well.
“The children learned about planning and skills they will take into any career.”
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