What a fantastic time was had by all!
Upon arriving at the gallery, the children were given a tour of gallery which concentrated upon George Watt’s paintings based on Greek myths. The staff at the museum were impressed with the children’s knowledge of Ancient Greece. Well done MG!
Harvey was invited to dress-up as George Watts and imitate a pose in a portrait.
The children were given an opportunity to sketch one or two of the pictures housed in the gallery. Then we proceeded to the lower rooms where there are huge casts; which were used to produce bronze statues.
The bronze of this casting can actually be found at
Cathedral Green, Lincoln
After lunch, the class split into two; some went to work in the studio and the other went off to the chapel, which is just a short walk away.
Built entirely of clay by Mary Watts and the local community, this really is a must see!
The inside was truly amazing!
And proof that our fluorescent jackets really do work!
Our art work was based on Medusa – there is an albastar bust of her in the gallery.
After a fantastic day – which Oakley summed up as ‘The best day ever!’ – all that remains is for me to extend a huge thank you to the parents who accompanied us and who make trips like these possible!