Take One Art Gallery
We decided that for the first half of the summer term, we would carry out a whole-school art project inspired by the Take One Picture. Launched in 1995, Take One Picture is a countrywide scheme for primary schools which aims to inspire a lifelong love of art and learning by promoting the role of visual arts within education.
Each year the National Gallery encourages primary school teachers and children to focus on one painting from the collection and respond creatively to its themes and subject matter, historical context, or composition. This year the painting is called ‘Men of the Docks’ by George Bellows. Each year group has taken an inspiration from the painting and developed their ideas over the term.
We ran an exhibition which was opened by Paul McCullough, a local artist, who talked to the children about the journey he has taken and his love of art. Paul, alongside the many visitors throughout the day, were extremely impressed with the quality of the work produced by the children.
The programme from the event can be accessed through this link;