Children share life in lockdown via art
PUPILS at a dale primary school took part in a community funded project to combat the impact of Covid-19 and the resulting artwork will go on display this week.
Year six children at
Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School were invited to take part in the project, funded by Northern Heartlands, to design and create their own piece of art, depicting their time and experience during lockdown.
School governor and artist Gemma McColl provided the materials and the youngsters were able to create artwork either by screen printing, collage or sculpture. Ms McColl shared her skills with the children through Zoom meetings and asked them to plan and design their project.
Teacher Mark Kerr said: “Year six were the focal point of the project as this is their last year at the school. I’m not that good at art, but the results are fantastic and it really shows what the children did during their time at home.”
The children took a week to complete the project, which will now go on display in Utass’ window in the village.
The artwork brings to life the time children spent at home and includes sculptures of rabbits, horses, sheep as well as screen prints featuring the NHS and video games as well as collages of fish.