As Art Detectives, the children at Elswick House investigate different artists from the past and the present and from all over the world. The children learn that there are different ways to make art, and have the opportunity to use a variety of media, materials and tools in creating their own artwork.
Inspired by famous artists such as Picasso, Monet and Vincent van Gogh, our Art Detectives enjoy experimenting with drawing, painting, making collages and building models. Through art, the children learn about the world they live in. Led and encouraged by Jane, herself a practicing artist, the children's imagination and vocabulary are stretched and they develop their own ideas, opinions and style. Recently they had great fun studying cave paintings and in recent weeks they have found inspiration from African art.
The children's self-confidence has increased dramatically and they experience a great sense of achievement and pride in their creations.
Finally, and most importantly, we all have lots of fun!