HUNDREDS of students from a Redditch school have been drawing on collective creativity with a school-wide graphic design project.
483 youngsters at Birchensale Middle School took part in the The Big Draw project, to use art as a way to communicate and express ideas, with every year group contributing to the final exhibition.
Based on the work of graphic artist MC Escher, each year group used a different media such as charcoal, biro, felt tip, graphite pencil, fine liner and oil pastel and when work was completed it was mounted in the correct sequence and now emulates the huge piece ‘Metamorphosis’ by Escher.
Elaine Bowles, Head of Design and Technology at Birchensale said: “Pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of working this way. They drew from a small rectangle and had to enlarge it to fit an A4 page.
“This involved numeracy skills- something Escher was renown for utilising throughout his career.
“When the work came together as a huge 20 metre display everyone was very excited to see how their work fitted alongside their friends’ and to find their drawing among almost 500 others.”
For more on The Big Draw visit http://thebigdraw.org to find out more.