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AMAZING ART: Northwood schoolchildren band together to make Ukraine piece

 Published on: 8th October 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Art students at St Helen’s School have been creating an incredible artwork of 1,000 clay dogs painted yellow and blue in tribute to Ukraine.

An initial set of dogs were made last April for the school’s charity day, but now pupils of art tutor Mr Hazeldine have been working to make a large artwork titled: A Field for Ukraine.

The piece is now currently on display in the atrium of the school’s June Leader Building, with plans for them to be sold afterwards at fundraising events, and the money donated to those affected by the war in Ukraine.

Year 7 students Anaiya and Aneira said: “Our class was very excited about the project as many of us had never sculpted before. Mr Hazeldine showed us hundreds that he and other St Helen’s students had already made, and the studio looked like a factory!

“We all loved these charismatic pieces and found one that we could all definitely relate to. At first, it seemed to be much harder than it looked but afterwards, we got the hang of it. We felt extremely proud after making one (that didn’t look like a cow or a pig).

“We really enjoyed the experience and discovered that art doesn’t always have to be perfect or measured and in this case, we think it looks amazing that each of them are different, We also learnt that in art you can convey a strong message without any words.”

Credit: St Helen’s School

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