Gallery: Mexican-themed art shines at the Prep
March 8, 2022

Rydal Penrhos Prep pupils have produced some stunning work inspired by various Mexican themes during art lessons with Suzy Morris.

Our talented young pupils at Rydal Penrhos Prep are flourishing across all subjects thanks to an exceptional curriculum and extra-curricular provision that inspires, enabling each child to develop passions and build key skills in and out of the classroom.

One of the most colourful areas of the Prep is the Art department, which is a fantastic facility where pupils get creative during various projects throughout the academic year under the expert tutelage of dedicated teacher Suzy Morris, who does an exceptional job of putting together a comprehensive provision that broadens the horizons of every pupil learning at Rydal Penrhos.

Mrs Morris has been undertaking special activities with a Mexican theme across a multitude of different year groups during the Lent Term so far. Bold, colourful and decorative Mexican art consists of pottery, garments, baskets and rugs – something pupils have studied in great depth to provoke some thoughtful discussion and outstanding work.

Year 2 pupils have been extremely busy creating their very own giant Mexican blankets, learning to work and co-operate in small, creative groups in order to achieve their goals. They also got to grips with some interesting art themes during their time working on the topic.

These blankets are now taking pride of place across the Prep, which is full of fine examples of artwork produced by pupils in recognition of their outstanding commitment.

Year 3 pupils took on drawings using Mexican Amate bark, which is a type of paper that has been manufactured in Mexico since the pre-contact times. It was used primarily to create codices.

There was also plenty of excitement within the Year 1 group, who delved into the Mexican sun and moon, learning about its significance before coming up with their very own drawings and paintings with the newly acquired information.

Some outstanding work from all involved. A job very well done!


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