Combining art with science

Combining art with science

Take One Picture

Throughout the autumn term, Upper Two pupils have been participating in a project run by The National Gallery. This has been based upon the artwork by Joseph Wright of Derby, ‘An Experiment on a Bird with an Air Pump’. The idea behind the scheme is to use a picture as a stimulus and link art to other subjects, this one being Science. Schools can submit their work to The National Gallery with successful entries exhibited at the gallery within a specific Take One Picture Exhibition.

Art Coordinator Claire Handley said: “We have had a very exciting learning journey linking Science with Art which has encompassed a whole team effort; from the Art and D.T. teaching team, to our wonderful glass artist, Mrs Michelle Keay and Science input from Mrs Marks, and the amazing skills of Head of DT in the Senior School Martin Rose and DT technician Dave Saunders.

“The children learnt all about the properties of glass; how to create and colour glass; hands on experience creating their own colour puddles linked to the colour wheel; and finally all about the double helix structure of DNA!

“The children have created beautifully coloured glass diamonds, which have been arranged in a double helix design, carefully constructed by Martin Rose.”

This week, the Art Monitors had the pleasure of revealing our first finished sculpture to the rest of the school.

“We are amazed and proud of our learning journey and currently waiting to hear from The National Gallery to see if our work has been chosen as part of the Exhibition.

“We will keep you posted!”