Hare Street Primary work with local artist Suman to create collage
Education / Wed 6th Dec 2023 at 04:08pm
ARTIST Suman Gurjal and families at Hare Street Community Primary School worked together to create a wonderful Collage for display in the Gibberd Gallery, Civic Centre, CM20 1WG. Families enjoyed coming to the Gallery to see their work on show. The collage has now gone to Hare Street School for exhibition there.
Suman Gurjal said ” This Autumn half term I had the privilege of working with families at Hare Street to make a mural for display at the Gibberd Gallery. We made the mural over two days at the school. Firstly, we talked about what we associate with Autumn and the families then drew and painted pumpkins, foxes, squirrels, leaves , acorns, bonfires and Halloween motifs to collage onto a 2mx 1.5 m sheet of paper, the children painted the background.
I was struck by how much fun everyone had – both making their images and getting together with each other in a relaxed atmosphere. Lots of the parents told me how nice it was to get their children away from screens, and spend time being creative together. It was lovely watching everyone helping each other and enjoying the project. Everyone said they would like to do this again! I’m so grateful to Hare Street for allowing us to work with them and especially to art teacher, Michelle Gibbons, who spent two days of her precious holiday at school to help make it happen.”
Michelle Gibbons said ‘I am delighted that Hare Street School was able to be involved in this project. This is the first time that our school has been open during the school holidays for a creative activity and we hope that further funding can be secured to provide future opportunities for the families in our community’.
The workshops were part of the Harlow Art Trust’s 70 th Anniversary programme supported by public funding from an Arts Council of England National Lottery Project Grant.
This school is amazing. We have worked with them before and they do go the extra mile to inspire the children and provide creative opportunity. Thank you 'Your Harlow' for giving them a shout out. Super mural Suman!