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Warminster Pupils' Art Goes National

by Michael Ford last modified 29 Aug, 2014 02:50 PM

Pupils from St John’s CE Primary School in Warminster will have their art featured in a display at the National Gallery as part of the national ‘Take One Picture’ initiative.

The annual scheme invites primary school teachers and pupils to study one picture and produce their own creative artwork in response. The current exhibition runs at the National Gallery until 22 September.

This year’s picture was ‘Still Life with Drinking Horn’, created circa 1653 by Willem Kalf. The still life depicts a selection of luxurious, colourful objects including a lobster, drinking glasses, a carpet, a half-peeled lemon and a drinking-horn.

Headteacher Lyn Taylor said: “When we presented the picture to the children, we hired an amateur actor and gave a room a 17th century makeover. The children were given a print of the picture and asked to investigate it to come up with their own ideas.”

She added, “Because we presented it that way, the children were excited and keen to get involved. We had some really interesting pieces, with some children focusing on individual items such as the lobster or the lemon. The little ones did a diorama of a sea scene.”


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