Moreton First achieved the prestigious primary Art award at the Chester Arts Fair on 18th-20th November. In this exciting annual event, thirty children proudly had their work selected, framed and displayed alongside work by 90 professional and international artists.
The work presented by Moreton First, encompassed a huge range of media and techniques; from giant papier mache feet to colourful screen prints overlaid with pencil drawings of the Shrewsbury Town Crier. Guests visiting the fair were particularly inspired by the work based on a famed Rubens painting, the ceramic elephant trunks and the porcelain candlesticks. Art buyers were also drawn to Moreton First’s display, with a representative from Chester gallery keen to buy and display the unique blue ceramic work created by Year 3. Furthermore one of the judges, a professional artist and educator, was so impressed by the standard of creativity and artistic skill, she is eager to visit soon and experience more of Moreton First’s artwork.
Holly, a talented student from Year 6, won a £50 materials voucher for placing first in the primary education category for her Picasso and Rubens inspired papier mache feet. Alex (Y3) was commended for his charcoal and chalk artwork of Chester Zoo Elephants. Alongside these prestigious accolades, the school has also been awarded a visit from local landscape painter Julia Staines, who will host a workshop with Moreton First Year 6 students.
These incredible achievements quickly follow on from another recent artistic accolade the school has achieved. Jan Miller, lower school art teacher, recently won a national competition to become ACCESS ART’s ‘Talented Art Teacher of the Year’.
To view Moreton First’s award-winning artwork, visit our Instagram page @MoretonHallArt