Artsmark Celebration Week continued...

Date: 10th Oct 2019 @ 4:26pm

Another hectic and inspirational two days on our Artsmark journey.  Mr Battersby came in yesterday to play the piano for the children.  He played 'Maple Leaf Rag' and 'The Man I Love' by Gershwin.  Mrs Battersby also sang 'On a Clear Day'  to show how versatile an instrument the piano is; from solo to accompaniment.  The children asked superb and thoughful questions.

Today, we have welcomed Mr and Mrs Ball.  Mr Ball is a retired florist and did a demonstration with a Halloween themed arrangement.  Mrs Ball helped him and talked to the children about the content of foliage and flowers and did a lovely follow up sketching activity where the children designed their own arrangements.

Mr Sutcliffe, a local painter, came to share his inspiring story with the children.  Having discovered a talent for painting during his illness and in his time away from being a primary school teacher, he is now selling his paintings to raise money for charities.  His work is truly remarkable and he was kind enough to do a beautiful painting of The Priory especially for school.  We shall have it framed to go somewhere very special.  He also did watercolour workshops with all 3 classes.

Mrs Slater, who has worked on the worship cloths and banner, shared her wonderful dyed silk paintings with us.  She talked about the process and materials involved and the children were able to examine her work up close.  She also shared her story of how she had come to her art and the pathway she had taken to become so accomplished.

Mrs Battersby also shared her felt artwork with the children and did a demonstration for some pupils this afternoon.

Another creative, uplifting and inspirational day!

Thank you to everyone for their time and efforts.

Please see photos under 'Projects', 'Artsmark'.


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Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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