This week Year Nine art students started working on the Rivers of The World Project, funded by The British Council.
The two-year programme, involving six schools in Peterborough, pairs each partner with a school in another country to explore and reflect on local and global issues through art, with TDA partnered with a school in Morocco.
In the first year, the pupils work with a local artist to create individual art pieces reflecting river culture in Peterborough, with each piece coming together to create an overall digital art banner. The finished work will be displayed in art exhibitions around the country, including The Thames Festival.
In the second year the students will research the river and culture of their partner school to produce a second banner.
Local artist, Jeni Cairns has been working with our young artists on techniques and ideas for the project and today work has begun on the final pieces. Today we produced designs around the theme Resourceful River and produce Cyanotypes which is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Tomorrow we will be designing willow boats which we are going to actually make.
This is Jeni Cairns work; she works in steel and has also designed gardens for the Chelsea Flower Show.