On Thursday, the year 4 children worked alongside Monica-Shanta from Daisi. They were exploring ‘Drawing Conversations – Expressing Emotions through Art’. The children learnt how drawings can communicate emotions. Monica took the children through different approaches to drawing in a series of exercises which explored how we use our bodies to draw and how mark-making expresses and communicates emotion. After individual activities, the children worked in pairs and in groups to create collaborative ‘Drawing Conversations’ – an exercise which became a powerfully focused and bonding experience of visual talking and listening. The children had a great day and really enjoyed themselves – especially using the charcoal!
Thank you to the Helen Foundation who funded the project which enabled out children to take part. The Helen Foundation is a an artist based charity which supports and motivates young people in all branches of the arts in Teignbridge and South Devon. The Foundation provide school awards, workshops, bursaries and support young people to develop their talents and pursue their ambitions.
For more information about the work and support provided by The Helen Foundation please follow this link to view their website: