Art Week

Art Week gave teachers and children the opportunity to celebrate Russia’s historical and cultural identity through art, covering 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!