We are delighted to announce the winners of our June City Art Stars schools
In June there were four primary schools that took part in the City Art Stars
programme. Weekly, interactive art sessions were delivered via Microsoft Teams to
pupils from Dalry Primary School, Clovenstone Primary School, Craigentinny
Primary School and Royal Mile Primary School.
City Art Stars sessions are inspired by paintings from the City Art Centre, as well as
our Edinburgh museum collections such as the Museum of Childhood. They
encourage children to discuss artworks and objects and to get creative. We made
our own string printing plates and then used them to create summer grass landscape
artworks influenced by Joan Eardley’s paintings from the City Art Centre collection.
Using images of toys from the Museum of Childhood as stimuli, pupils invented their
own unique toy designs and for our final session we discussed the artwork ‘Coda’ by
Doug Cocker from the City Art Centre collection. Children then used cut paper
shapes to create their own balanced sculpture designs.
The winning artworks for June were voted for by City Art Centre staff:
GOLD AWARD – Anwen, Royal Mile Primary School P7
Our judges thought that Anwen’s landscape artwork was beautiful with excellent use
of the string print technique. Well done Anwen!
SILVER AWARD – Ayush, Dalry Primary School P5
We loved this eye-catching sculpture design created by Ayush. Our judges thought
that the colours and shapes used in this artwork were fantastic! Well done.
SILVER AWARD – Muhammed, Royal Mile Primary School P7
We were very impressed by Muhammed’s imaginative ‘Infinity Ball’ toy design. It was
clear that there had been a lot of thought put into this fantastic idea. Well done
BRONZE AWARD – Jamie, Craigentinny Primary School LC2
Our judges loved Jamie’s experimental use of mixed media in this vibrant landscape
artwork! Well done Jamie.
BRONZE AWARD – Mairi, Royal Mile Primary School P7
We thought that Mairi’s doll designs were inspirational, thoughtful and beautifully
drawn. Well done Mairi!
BRONZE AWARD – Nate, Dalry Primary School P5
This is a delightful sculpture design by Nate. Our judges loved the bold composition
and use of bright colours. We can really imagine this as a real life sculpture!
All of our winners will receive certificates and an art materials prize.
If you would like your primary school to have the opportunity to take part in our exciting, interactive art programme, contact our schools engagement officer, Hannah at email@example.com to discuss eligibility.