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Hexham First is an Arts Mark Gold school. Children are given opportunities to develop their creative potential through a variety of activities which encourage their visual awareness along with their mastery of various technical skills necessary to produce their own artwork. Children have the opportunity to achieve their Bronze Arts Award in school and whilst skills and techniques are taught specifically, Art is integrated across the curriculum and is reflected in many subjects.
Each term we have a whole school arts week where the children focus on one of the key elements of art; this is usually linked to a well-known piece of work. Our current display, showcasing work from Reception to Year 4, is a reflection on the work of the American artist Georgia O’Keeffe.
In Year 2 children work with Northern Print to create their own prints and we have visiting artists in school on a yearly basis. This year Reception to Year 4 worked with local artist, Josie Brookes to create a sculpture on the twin themes of Peace and Recycling.