Oaks Primary at Byram Arcade

As part of our Byram Arcade residency Oaks Primary School, Huddersfield  brought 15 classes  to experience making large scale artwork. Each group had an afternoon with us in our studio and the results were fantastic.

 

Each Year group had a different theme..

Yr 4’s were exploring the theme ‘Pollution Solution’

We made a BIG print which shows Huddersfield’s skyline. The children then explored other print techniques to show what pollutes our world and  also robots, wind turbines and other potential and imagined solutions…

 

Yr 5’s looked at our relationship with space…. can you see Emley mast and Castle Hill…?! They used a variety of print techniques and also played the ‘shape game’ to create brilliant aliens!

And Yr 3′s who have been learning about the Vikings at school got to grips with using light and dark to create the illusion of 3d on their tentacles and really enjoyed creating sea monsters for their beautiful sea prints..

We created a whopping 15 large scale collaged prints and they looked great hanging in the Arcade….

Dragons at Castle Hill

The Dragon of Castle Hill

All our young artists at Byram Arcade have loved making  and creating dragons over the last few weeks!

Our Saturday Art School groups all contributed to creating this fantastic charcoal back drop…

The big 2d dragons were made collaboratively… and involved a lot of  splashing, pouring and dripping of paint…

as well as printing and collaging…

We made clay dragons

 

and dragon masks

dragon tails..

and some dragons were even snapped catching the lift in their wearable tractors!!

Then we took our dragons off the wall….

Little Art Club made an enormous orange dragon….

 

and a little green one too…

Junior Art Club worked brilliantly together to make a beautiful blue dragon…

They all looked great at Castle hill….

Of course we needed some knights to fight the dragons off….

and some of us made our own small pet dragons…which you can currently see perched on our window sills!!