A work of art

Clavering Primary School pupils with artist Darren Mundy.
Clavering Primary School pupils with artist Darren Mundy.

PRIMARY school children got the chance to hone their artistic skills when a North East artist paid them a visit.

Year 5 and 6 pupils at Clavering Primary School, in Clavering Road, spent three weeks studying the work of Darren Mundy, and in particular his ‘Hilltown’ series of paintings.

After working together and discussing the meaning of the artist’s work, the talented youngsters then put their own skills to the test and developed their own pieces of work, each with a specific theme. And they received feedback from the very best when Darren Mundy himself visited the school and cast his expert eye over all of the paintings.

He talked to the youngsters about how he became an artist and what inspires him to create his artwork.

And the lucky children even watched him give a short painting demonstration to show the techniques he uses to create his art.

Rachel Illsely, arts leader at the school, said: “It was fantastic that so many pupils had the opportunity to meet a local, contemporary artist, especially one whose work they have been studying for the past few weeks and the visit had a lasting effect on the pupils.”