Bow Arts Project

Children from Year 3 and Year 6 worked on plans by artist Miyuki Kasahara, to build four sculptures that will be situated in the school garden. They will be based upon Dr. John Fothergill who lived in West Ham Park during the 18th Century. At that time the park was an estate and his home, Ham House, was situated in the middle of it. He lived there from 1752 - 1780. During his tenancy the house and grounds were known throughout Europe as a botanical rival to Kew Gardens, with 3,400 species of tropical plants. He obtained large quantities of plants and seeds from China, India, the West Indies, and Siberia. He also employed several artists to paint details of each plant to categorise them.

In the first art sessions at school, 6A and 6B copied some of the drawings done by the artists that toured the world, recording the different species of plants with Fothergill. They reproduced copies using carbon paper before painting them with water colours.

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