Warden House receives top artist visit
Nova Marshall visits Warden House!
Just before the October half-term, Thanet-based artist Nova Marshall visited Warden House Primary School in Deal.
She was initially contacted by our art leader Miss Mann who persuaded her to come in to lead the whole school in the creation of a large-scale art installation on the theme of ecology and recycling.
Following her visit, Nova said: “A couple of weeks ago I was invited to work at Warden House Primary School in Deal to create a whole school art installation on the theme of Deal…in one day! I am always up for a challenge. It was the BIG day. With lots of planning and organising all 14 classes across the school took part to create this masterpiece. I love the collaborative process and working alongside the children. At the end of the day one boy from Year 1 came to see the final artwork. His face was full of wonder and said: ‘WOW! That is amazing!’ He was even more delighted when he found his piece of art in the installation. Shortly afterwards, a mother and daughter came up to me - the mother armed with a large bag of recycling! – her daughter was so inspired by the day she was going home to create an artwork as part of her Ancient Egyptian homework. True creativity is about inspiring others and enabling them to follow their own creative path.”
Well done to everyone who took part – and thank you especially to Nova for all of her preparation and hard work on the day. We think you will agree the finished piece looks absolutely amazing. This will displayed in the activity area between the Year 3 and 4 classrooms.