WW1 artefacts inspire Third Form art project

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WW1 artefacts inspire Third Form art project

Monoprinting

Pupils in the Third Form have been studying WW1 artefacts in their Art lessons (kindly on loan to the department from Mr Keyes) as part of a creative project to mark the World War One centenary.

They produced a series of observational studies before creating careful monoprints. The monoprints have been embellished with collaged photographs and typography – these are images and text relating to Old Exonians who sadly lost their lives in The Great War.

Some of the prints also include graphite rubbings from the commemorative panels in the school Chapel. Appropriate colour has been added using oil pastels, watercolour paints and watercolour pencils.

Head of Art, Alison Escott, said: “Learning about the Old Exonians who were involved in the conflict has given the project greater meaning for the pupils and the final outcomes are visually captivating from both an artistic and historical perspective.”