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    Art Masterclass for Prep Pupils

    Renowned artist Hurvin Anderson helps Year 3 children brush up their painting skills...

    We were delighted to welcome renowned painter Hurvin Anderson to the Prep School recently, to lead an art class with Year 3 pupils. The children worked with Mr Anderson to produce a vibrant collage, based on Henri Rousseau’s work “Surprised”, which they explored last term during the National Gallery’s annual “Take One Picture” initiative. The painting is a dream-like portrayal of a tiger prowling through a stormy rainforest.  

    Pupils used a rich palette of green, orange, and blue colours to produce paintings of individual leaves, which were then cut out and arranged to create a stunning scene of verdant foliage. Mr Anderson said he was impressed with all the pupils’ efforts and was pleased to see them grow in confidence with their brushstrokes. 

    Mr Anderson received his MA in painting from the Royal College of Art in London and was shortlisted for the Turner prize in 2017. His work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Gallery in London, among others.  

    Art teacher, Mrs Caroline Foley, said: “The children were fascinated to learn about the creative process behind Mr Anderson's paintings and loved working collaboratively alongside him to produce a vibrant group collage.”