Year 3 and Year 6 are very excited to be taking part in an art project with Bowes Museum, this term (Spring 2016.) The children visited the museum twice and worked with a local artist to create a textile project, based on landscapes. This will be displayed in the Museum and families will be able to visit to see their children’s work, free of charge.
To start the project, Amy and Julia from the museum visited us at school. They told us about John and Josephine Bowes, the museum’s founders and the collections in the museum. We also had fun trying out some Victorian slates and games.
Our first visit to the museum was great fun. We looked around the museum, learnt about some of the exhibitions and took part in some amazing craft activities.
Our second visit saw us making our own squares for the project. The finished squares were excellent and we were really proud of them!
Photographs of the project can be viewed below. We are really looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!
The finished quilt!
On Monday 29th February, Amy brought the finished quilt to school. We all got chance to look at it in assembly and were amazed by how effective the squares we made looked. The quilt was made as a celebration of places that were special to the children who took part. There were 320 squares altogether and we had great fun spotting the ones we had made.
The quilt is now on show at Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle and Year 3 and Year 6 will be receiving free tickets to take their families there. We are hoping that the quilt can also be displayed in our school, when the exhibition at the museum is finished.
Take a look at some photos of the finished quilt below.
On our second visit we made our own piece of the quilt.
On our first visit we looked around the museum and took part in lots of different craft activities.
Amy and Julia visited school. They told us about Bowes Museum and we tried out some old toys.