|MINING HERITAGE PROJECT - JUNE 2004|
The children of Parkside Infant School
design and paint their "Banner for Today".
there was nothing. Just the idea of a
"Banner for Today". The children worked with the
artists, Barry and Jon and with Mrs Harwood their
Head Teacher and produced ideas on paper.
there were two canvasses to prepare for the
front and back of the banner. The canvasses were
painted white to begin with.
helped. It was a big job for such small
people but they worked and worked.
it began. Guided by the artists the children
began to paint the borders of the canvas with items
which they had decided on.
children painted butterfies. The worked with
great concentration. Mistakes would not be very
and Jon supervised the work carefully and the
children became better and better as they completed
more and more of the work.
|As the work progressed
the professional touch of
the artists was needed for the complex design of
the main areas of the banner. Artists and children
worked closely as a team.
then, the banner canvasses were nearly finished.
It had taken a long time but it was looking good.
were nearly finished on one side of
the banner. They had been painted with loving care.
the other side of the banner the hands hand been
painted with equal care.
|The artists checked
the childrens work at every
stage, guiding and demonstrating the best way to do
finally, the childrens' work was completed and
the canvasses would be taken away to be finished
by the artists and then to be stitched to form a very
impressive "Banner for Today".