Eight year 6 students participating in the “Art Therapy Group” were selected to represent the school in The Big Picture: Llanelly House project.
The working title for the Maes Y Morfa project – The Colour of Saying – was taken from the title of a book about the work of the Welsh artist Mary Lloyd Jones who is known for her expressive use of colour.
This project was the first of a dozen involving local schools and groups of adults, which over the next 18 months will come together to create The Big Picture: Llanelly House.
The Colour of Saying was scheduled between 9.30am and 12.30pm over four Mondays during November 2014, beginning on 3 November and in common with all the projects, draws inspiration from the portraits in Llanelly House using this as a starting point to explore portraiture, identity and a sense of place.
Each of the four sessions was inspired by the work of an artist known for their expressive use of colour – Picasso, Mary Lloyd Jones, Miro and Matisse. The workshops provided opportunities to:
- Experiment with colour mixing
- Use a range of techniques and materials to explore responses to colour
- Work towards the creation of a set of mixed media self portraits
To read the full story of The Colour of saying click on Maes y Morfa in the tag cloud.