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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.

Lynn Arts Society member Tricia Rowlands working with pupils on their artwork
Lynn Arts Society member Tricia Rowlands working with pupils on their artwork

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.

Whitefriars Academy pupils contributing art for Hanse House exhibition
Whitefriars Academy pupils contributing art for Hanse House exhibition

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.

Aiden Jones and Libby Kearvell
Aiden Jones and Libby Kearvell

“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.

Pupils from year 5 at work
Pupils from year 5 at work
Year 5 pupils working on the project, with Barbara Vincent (back centre) and Tricia Rowlands (back right) from the Arts Society
Year 5 pupils working on the project, with Barbara Vincent (back centre) and Tricia Rowlands (back right) from the Arts Society


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