Last week, Hardenhuish School celebrated its artistic talents as it held its very first Arts Week. Generously sponsored by the Kington Langley Arts Society, during the week, the School’s Art Department ran a number of art activities and events including a ceramics session for staff, competitions and an Art Trail, as well as workshops for pupils in stencilling, wire sculpting, ceramics and intaglio printmaking. Amazing visiting artists introduced pupils to a huge range of new techniques and ideas and the stunning results of their hard work were on display at the Summer Art Exhibition on the Thursday evening.
During a wire workshop, Year 7 pupil, Melody Collins said ‘’ I liked being able to create what I wanted to and also enjoyed having a challenge’’ whilst Mia Burton said ‘’I enjoyed it because it was something new and really fun and I liked the exhibition because my parents were able to see my work’’
The week culminated with the pupils attempting to create Wiltshire’s longest continuous line drawing which was assembled around the school by joining drawings created by every pupil in Years 7,8,9, and 10 together in a continuous line. All of the S chool’s staff and pupils thoroughly enjoyed admiring the final result which was a whopping 178 metres long!
Miss Jessica Bigwood, Curriculum Leader for Art at Hardenhuish whose team organised the week’s activities, said “The final continuous line drawing comprised a wealth of creative images which reflect the imagination of Hardenhuish pupils. All of the tutor groups put in an incredible amount of effort and we’re so proud of the determination, enthusiasm and creativity that our pupils have shown as part of Arts Week. We’re already planning for next year!”.