Year 6 enjoyed an excellent day Southampton Art Gallery – travelling by train added to the excitement! We spent time exploring the Perseus collection of paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite artist, Edward Burne-Jones. The paintings tell the story of Perseus and the Gorgon Medusa and were a perfect introduction to our learning about Greek myths. Not only did we unpick the story, we also had a chance to look really carefully at the pictures – discussing the artist’s choice of colours and exploring some of the different techniques he used. We the had the opportunity to create Medusa heads as wire sculptures. We will be finishing these at school – watch out for them on display soon. Finally, we had the opportunity to look at some of the other artwork in the gallery. We saw a fabulous range of pictures from those painted in the 1350s right up to ‘wall art’ – where the image created by the artist is projected onto the wall, then drawn onto the wall and re-created in paint by artists at the gallery every time they want to exhibit the piece. Thanks to all the adults who came with us helping to make the whole day really enjoyable for everyone.