At Redhill the Arts are embedded within the curriculum allowing children to challenge themselves through a creative cross curricular approach and we are proud to achieve the ArtsMark Gold Award!
"Creativity is the ability to see things in a new way, to see problems that no one else may even realize exist, and then come up with new, unique, and effective solutions to these problems. Standard intelligence tests measure convergent thinking - the ability to come up with a single correct answer. But creativity involves divergent thinking - the ability to come up with new and unusual answers" (Papalia and Olds, 1993).
To view the Schools Creative Arts policy, please click here
Rory McCann - Artist 2018
We have been very lucky to have the artist Rory McCann create a mural for our Reception corridor using characters from the stories we enjoy . He gave each class a master class on his techniques to create a 3D effect, reflections, shadows and where the light comes from. He demonstrated how to do these and we were able to watch him in action.
Below are some fantastic pieces of Art created by the children of Redhill - These photos were taken a few years ago, but are still on display in the school foyer!
World Book Day
We were very lucky to have the opportunity to work with and meet the illustrator Katy Alson. As a whole school we worked with Katy to create our 3D traditional tale carousel book. Each year group focused on a traditional story drawing characters, events and objects on to a piece of paper . We then traced the drawings onto the pages in the books and finished off using watercolours to add detail.
When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney
We were asked by Clarke solicitors to take part in a competition to help decorate their windows for Christmas. We were asked to create some art work around the theme of 'When Santa got stuck up the chimney’. Here are some examples of our entries from across the year groups.