Half Term

Ark Chamberlain Primary Academy will be closed for the half term holiday from Monday 19th February 2018 to Friday 23rd February 2018. The academy will be open to pupils as normal on Monday 26th February 2018.  Have a peaceful and restful break.

Art of the Portrait

During the Spring term year 5 children have explored the topic 'Portraiture', and as part of this topic children took part in a workshop run by artists Ian Andrews and Sarah Fortes Mayer from the MAC Gallery – Birmingham.

Working on large sheets of paper and using charcoal and a rubber children created chiaroscuro drawings of elderly people. As part of the project children were invited to interview an elderly relative about a significant moment in their life. 

All the children really enjoyed the workshop and were pleased with their finished chiaroscuro drawings. The portraits will form part of the year 5 art exhibition ‘Art of the Portrait’ in the Summer term, which will feature all the artwork the children have created and their interviews with family relatives.