Art Week

Art Week gave teachers and children the opportunity to celebrate Russia’s historical and cultural identity through art, folklore, space exploration and the centenary of the Russian Revolution.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017


We kicked off the week with a visit from artists Polina and Liza Manokhiny, who taught children in Years 5 and 6 to create animated cartoons. This talented pair also taught children in Years 3 and 4 to create eye-catching animal art using metallic coloured card.

Children from Reception to Year 2 were taught how to paint Khokhloma patterned wooden bird whistles and Russian dolls, by ‘Ручные Шедевры’ Russian Art workshop. Some examples of the art carried out by the children included royal Fabergé eggs, Soviet themed posters, Khokhloma wooden art and shape drawings in the style of Lyubov Popova.

Little did our pupils know that the Moscow Metro was one of the USSR’s most extravagant architectural projects until students in Years 3 and 4 replicated some of its majestic art – this included stained glass windows and revolutionary plaques.

Let’s not also forget about the grandiose Moscow skyline mural everyone in Years 1-6 helped to create. This was achieved by cutting out different colours from magazine sheets and sticking them and collaborating to create a collage. A purple and black night sky finished with a splatter of starry white paint completed this atmospheric scene. Remarkable Russia was the theme and the work completed by the children was certainly no less than remarkable.

Well done to all the everyone involved!

Lower Campus, Krylatskoe

ISM’s annual Art Week began on the 9th of October and ran through to and including the 13th. This year’s theme was ‘Remarkable Russia’ and the entire event was organised by Lower Campus Integrated Curriculum coordinator Mr Salisbury. It was a terrific week for all involved with the children’s skills and talent put to the test individually and collaboratively across both campuses. It all culminated in a magnificent art exhibition which took place the week after with parents, staff and children all attending to enjoy a job well done.

The work produced by the children, aided by their teachers, ranged from pictures and painting of Matryoshkas, special face masks, glass window styled creations of St.Basil’s Cathedral and some Kandinsky inspired pieces too. Moscow’s metro system found itself being part of the Art Week Assembly as children split up into their houses and worked together to produced a metro train. Each carriage represented a different metro station and the children incorporated many of the designs and characteristics of each metro station into their piece of work. It was then displayed on the wall in the hall.

Art Week is such an important part of our curriculum and is vital in allowing our children to express themselves in a variety of different mediums with a wide range of fantastic topics and ideas.