King's Lynn schoolchildren produce water-themed art for exhibition
Primary school pupils will have their artistic work displayed in a historic Lynn building next month.
Whitefriars Academy have teamed up with Lynn’s Arts Society to create a water-themed art exhibition, which will appear in Hanse House on July 2-4.
A total of 420 children from all year groups are producing art for the exhibition.
Barbara Vincent, young arts organiser for the Art Society, said: “We really want to facilitate young people to the arts.
“It gives them a chance to get messy and they all thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Year 5 pupils were creating impressionistic images of Lynn’s waterfront with the intention of creating a “watery effect” by splashing the paint onto the paper.
Mrs Vincent added: “The children were looking at other ways artists have portrayed water.
“They were exploring different painting medium to explore water in different states.
“Rather than a picture with a brush, the children were encouraged to use sponges.
“They had textured paint with glue and sand mixed in as well as water colours and powder paint.”
The Hanse House exhibition will run from 9.15am to 4pm on the two days.
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