Take One Picture
Take One Picture is the National Gallery's scheme for primary schools. Each year the Gallery focuses on one painting from the collection to inspire cross-curricular work in the classroom. The challenge is for the schools to use the image imaginatively in the classroom, both as a stimulus for artwork, and for work in more unexpected curriculum areas. Sherborne Schools Cluster is a federation of village schools around the town who work together and with the Art School and the Oliver Holt Gallery at Sherborne. This year's painting was Tobias and the Angel by Andrea del Verrocchio. Children from All Saints Primary School Bishops Caundle, Thornford CE VA Primary School, Buckland Newton CE Primary School, St Mary's CE VC Primary School Bradford Abbas and Trent Young's Endowed CE VA School participated in an art workshop day at Sherborne.
The exhibition in the Oliver Holt Gallery draws together the art produced by all of the schools and expresses the vitality of the children's engagement with the painting. The range of themes and interpretations that emerge is a wonderful demonstration of the way great art works can animate and inspire young people's creativity and curiosity.
Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010