SHINEWATER PRIMARY SCHOOL
This artwork resulted from Year 6 children at Shinewater Primary School pondering on the many things they weren’t able to see and do during lock-down. After touching on the closure of the Towner Gallery and what they had missed in Spring, we decided to innovate around Hockney’s blossom trees. Year 6 were divided into small ‘Pods’ to enable social distancing, so the staff organised an ‘e-art lesson’ which was streamed live to each pod. Children used the same restricted palette of poster paints and followed the same instructions and yet the unique and wonderful character of each child shines through in their personal take on the trees – despite everything, our Year 6 children have blossomed, just like the trees.