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Year 1 Trip to The Lowry

March 21, 2017 by Ellie Linton

Last week, as part of their topic for this half term, ‘Matchstick Men and Matchstick Cats and Dogs’, Year 1 went on a trip to The Lowry art gallery in Media City. The children explored the galleries, looking at LS Lowry prints and paintings. Then then spent time in the play and art area and had lunch in the Circle Bar, overlooking Salford Quays. Each class also attended separate workshops with experienced painters, who led activities such as painting backgrounds and foregrounds based on Lowry’s work, teaching the children exciting new art techniques.

Mrs Crolla said: “There was great excitement amongst the children when travelling on the tram. It was good to have time to walk around The Lowry at leisure, exploring the different paintings. The workshops for each class were varied: painting in the style of Lowry, background and foreground detail, drawing and painting, creating art on a large scale. It was a great day out for for all ages!”

“We went on a tram . It was cool!”

“It was the best day ever. I liked the play area and the painting.”

“I liked using the fine paintbrushes to paint inside the lines.”