WATTS GALLERY 21st November

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 real picture!

The real picture!

George Watts AKA Harvey

Adopting the correct pose!

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 famous poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson

The famous poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson and his dog

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!

View from the rear

View from the rear

 

The entrance

The entrance

 

Clay moulding

What are they looking at?

What are they looking at?

Cherubs on the ceiling... of course!
Cherubs on the ceiling… of course!

The inside was truly amazing! 

One of the angels in the interior

One of the angels in the interior

And proof that our fluorescent jackets really do work!

Fluorescent Jackets

The cloisters near the chapel

The cloisters near the chapel

Some of the children

Some of the children

And the rest!

And the rest!

Our art work was based on Medusa – there is an albastar bust of her in the gallery.

Medusa

Medusa

 

Mrs Horrocks help the class to produce this fantastic piecce of work!

Mrs Horrocks help the class to produce this fantastic piecce of work!

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!

THANK YOU

 

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2 Responses to WATTS GALLERY 21st November

  1. Julie Hodkison says:

    Just wanted to say well done to Amy, Jessica, Hannah and Molly Taylor (DC) for the hard work they put in to making fantastic cakes and biscuits all last week. Their efforts made a whopping £123.61 for solar panels for the school. Well done girls!!

  2. Sarah Redfern says:

    It was a great day out. I really enjoyed myself and will be making a return trip soon. The Medusa art work the children created was fantastic. I look forward to seeing it displayed in school next time I am in!

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