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Arts Week 2021

Welcome to the St Richard's Arts Week Page 

8th -12th February

Arts week 2021 will be 8th -12th February and we have lots of fun activities planned for those of you learning at home and in school including a competition with fantastic prizes, an arts trail and arts and crafts you can try at home. 

We hope you are excited about having an art week this week. Mr Field and the teachers are really looking forward to it!

Art Competition

For our Arts Week competition we would like you all, to create a piece of artwork on the theme of ‘Hope.’

You may express it using any materials or media you’d like; paint, pencil, crayons, felt tips, printing inks, collage materials, fabric, thread, sculpture, clay or playdough, lego, photographs, stop-motion animation, natural materials, anything goes!  You may create your artwork with your sibling(s) if you wish.

One lucky winner from each year group will receive a certificate and prize of art materials/ Also the winning entries will be sent to Pallant House Art Gallery as they would love to see what we are doing for our arts week.  We will be putting ideas and things to inspire you on the school website but here are some questions to help you gather ideas for your artwork.             

What is giving you hope right now?

Ideas could be our NHS heroes, scientists, the vaccine, Nature- the seasons changing, Spring- growing, family, pets, prayer, hope in Christ.

What is the one thing you are looking forward to doing, that will make you smile?

Activities you haven’t done for a while, seeing friends, hugging, sport, dancing, school, landscape, holiday, travel

How does hope feel?

You could create a colourful abstract creation that express brighter things to come, or symbols of hope                              

When your work is finished please could you photograph it, give it a title and email it with your name, class and year group, to your phase email and it will be displayed on our website gallery. Please could all entries be received by Thursday 11th February. Thank you.

Art Trail

We would like to see as many families and staff decorate their windows using the theme of ‘Hope’ as inspiration.  It could be very simple like putting up a painting or rainbow colours to give hope to everyone who sees it.

If you would like to take part please email: with your address. We will then put together a map to show everyone where the windows are (we will not publish names with the addresses). 

We would then like you to have your window ready by Friday 12th February and leave them up until Sunday 21st February, so people can visit them over half term. Please remember to follow the government guidelines, stay in your local area and only walk with your family.

Art lessons

We are putting together a bank of pre-recorded art lessons for children to view and take part in. These can be found in the file -school videos. ( children, school videos, St Richard’s Art week) If any parents have any particular art skills and would be willing to help, please let us know.

Help with resources

We will make sure that the activities are as accessible as possible but please email the school if you would like some art resources such as pens and paper as we might be able to drop some off to you.


Have lots of fun in Arts Week and we look forward to seeing your creations!

Arts Week competition and information letter

Resources for Arts Week

Pallant House Gallery ideas for inspiration

This is a really fun project to do: 

Recreate a Masterpiece! No art resources are needed for this! Choose a well-known piece of art (painting or sculpture) and recreate it, using yourself, your family or pets and any objects, costumes or props. You could even use toy figures or dolls. Instead of recreating a well known art work you could make up your with image with the theme of 'Hope' using objects.

Mrs Govan has made a wonderful video showing how she and Leah recreated a Banksy, ‘There is Always Hope’. Take a look by clicking here.

Mrs Cygal  shows us around her studio and tells us all about her creative work, in a video she has made for art week. Click here to watch the video!

Here are some more ideas for inspiration

Links to fun drawing activities and a look at the Portsmouth Street artist Paul Stone aka My Dog Sighs