Alternative D’Arts experienced by 5RA

Drawing and Risograph, Photograms and Stop Motion, Storytelling and Haikus were all experienced by 5RA in three intense yet enjoyable workshops this Tuesday at Leeds Beckett Graphic Art and Design department. To get a glimpse of some of their creations, the students have kindly shared some of the photographs that captured the learning throughout the day on the link below. DART 27022018

It was a relief to see that the lockers had travelled with 5RA too- thanks to Tetley coaches! Now they are just waiting  for the students to work their creativity on them.

Next Friday will see the students working with Y5RA at Allerton CE, as they support them to create their own lockers from shoe boxes.


D’Art journeys

This week, Y5RA stepped out into their local area with the Leeds Beckett Graphic Design students. Each pupil had with them a booklet to record their journey as well as a bag to collect any items of interest.

The weather was kind-sunny with a blue sky-and although a little muddy underfoot great fun was had by all as they observed, created rubbings, collected objects of interest and listened to and recorded the sounds in each location.

Next week, Y5RA join the Graphic Design students at their school…


Excitingly, the D’Art project was launched this week with Year 5 RA and some Graphic Design art students from Leeds Beckett University. The brief is to find beauty in the banal-LS17. After a game of SPLAT, dart throwing commenced so that the locations for the commissioned Locker installations were established. What beauty waits? Revelations will hopefully start unraveling in a fortnight, when Y5RA and the students start the process.

Miriam Laville inspires

Last week, Alexia and Leo had the opportunity to work alongside Miriam Laville-a local artist. Their artwork from the day (created at Highfield Primary) comprised of a mixed media piece of work inspired by an observational drawing, as well as their own pastel flower drawing on canvas.

Leo’s mixed media

Alexia’s mixed media

Excited by the day, Alexia independently wrote the following:

I really do wish that I could rewind the day! On Friday 2nd February, me and Leo got the chance to work with a local artist: Miriam Laville, at Highfield Primary. 

Having the opportunity to work with a local artist is incredible! We experimented with collages, charcoal, and even soft pastels. Miriam taught us how to really express our observational drawings.

Here are some of the photographs from the day. It was lovely to hear that both ‘Leo and Alexia were very enthusiastic and polite!’

Alexia’s pastel work

Leo’s pastel piece