Worthington Primary School

L. S. Lowry – An Artist in Residence

Over the last two days, our Year 1 and Year 2 children have been busy learning more about the life and work of L. S. Lowry, the artist famous for his mainly industrial and urban scenes of his local area around Salford.  Julie, an artist in residence from The Lowry in Salford has been showing the children the techniques that Lowry used to produce his distinctive and extremely famous paintings and pencil sketches.

Our children have really been encouraged to look at the detail in the paintings of the buildings they have produced.

They have shown great determination, concentration and no little eye for detail in the work they have carried out.  In addition, the children have learned a great deal about the living and working conditions for many people of Salford at the time that Lowry was painting.

Once the children had all produced one painting each, they were combined to produce a representation of their local area – an art installation entitled ‘Down Our Street’.

Thank you so much children for all your hard work this week and thank you too to Julie for teaching us so much.

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