On Thursday 14 September, two groups of Year 3 students were treated to a workshop at the Gerald Moore Gallery based upon the works of contemporary artist Phyllida Barlow. The students were able to use ‘found’ materials to create bold, colourful sculptures and drawings. Once they had made their sculptures, they had great fun exploring the shadows that they created.

Phyllida Barlow CBE RA is a British artist, born 4 April 1944 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Barlow is known for her colossal sculptural projects, she uses “a distinctive vocabulary of inexpensive materials such as plywood, cardboard, plaster, cement, fabric and paint” to create striking sculptures.