Artist Daniel Wallis worked with every class at Lawdale Junior School to create four striking murals depicting life in Uganda.
Each year group worked on one board and focused on a different theme relating to Ugandan life - including transport, animals and buildings. Following some research into their particular theme and African art, children looked at images and each created a drawing. Using acrylic paints in a limited colour pallette, these drawings were painted in block colours and a graphic style. Daniel encouraged the children to think about how they could adorn their paintings with simple patterns, in the style of some of the African artists they had looked at. Keeping the same colour pallette, children worked in small teams to paint the backgrounds of their boards.
The individual paintings were mounted onto their boards to create impactful and bold mural collages. Gifted + Talented children from across the school assisted Daniel in bringing everything together and adding the finishing touches.
These fantastic artworks will be installed in the stairways at Lawdale - ready to be admired by visitors from their partner school in Uganda.