On Friday 1st April local artist, Bethan Laker, came to Newminster Middle School to work with all of the pupils on a ‘Comedy Big Draw’ project. She led workshops throughout the day which encouraged the pupils to be creative with recycled materials to make original, patterned filled comedy photo props to make a happy photo.
Bethan is an artist based at the Mushroom Works Studio. She creates commissioned art pieces and works with community groups and schools helping people create interesting art using many mediums.
Jessica, year 7, said, ‘I loved the open brief and being creative with cardboard, paint pens and collaging. It was such a fun activity.’
Pupils were put into groups of around 10 people and had to work as a team to create props to take a photo to make people smile.
Thank you so much Bethan for a thoroughly enjoyable and very fun day!