Everyone at Bamford Pre-school has been eagerly awaiting Spring and what better way to celebrate the start of the season than with a fantastic workshop with our ‘artist in residence’, Jenny Mather.
During an engaging creative process, our pre-schoolers used the sounds of nature to inspire their artwork – listening to different bird songs and drawing what they thought the songs and birds would look like. They then moved onto ceramic artwork as the children made ducks out of clay and had artist licence to decorate them; there were some very colourful ducks! The individual artwork was then brought together in a beautiful scene of “New Spring Life” which will be used as the front cover of the Bamford News (April edition).
Caroline Hunter, Pre-school Leader commented: “Through Jenny’s expertise, our pre-schoolers ‘sprung’ into creativity developing not only a wonderful piece of Spring artwork, but also their ability to use different materials, their imagination, creativity and team work. All the children were rightly proud of their artwork and it is fantastic they can share this with family and friends in the Bamford News magazine. Thank you Jenny for your time, skills and enthusiasm”
Jenny said: “The creativity from all the pre-schoolers was fantastic to see and be a part of. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and was amazed at how quickly the children immersed themselves in the process and produced fantastic artwork. It was great to extend my visit to incorporate other expressive arts by singing songs and reading to the children as part of their World Book Week celebrations. A wonderful day!”
The art workshop is part of Bamford Pre-school’s commitment to creating a fun learning environment, helping each child develop their social skills, creativity and confidence in preparation for school.
Bamford Pre-school is open Monday – Friday during term time, including Breakfast Clubs. For more information please visit: www.bamfordpreschool.co.uk or call 07591 979051.