Pupils' self-portraits to go on sale to parents to fund school trips
ART critics would no doubt get into a flurry discussing the choice of brushstrokes and shades in this colourful exhibition.
But for the young Van Goghs and Monets, it was all about getting mucky, splashing paint and creating their own masterpieces for mum and dad.
The Green Way Primary School in north Hull will invite parents to view 125 of its pupils' self-portraits on Tuesday.
Its main hall is being transformed into an exhibition space, where the artwork can be viewed before being bought.
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All money made from the sale of the paintings will go towards funding school trips and other treats for its 418 pupils.
Teacher Tracey Lucas said: "The children have done an amazing job and the attention to detail, even down to the colour of some of their glasses, is extremely impressive.
"You have to squint to appreciate one or two of the pictures, but we expect them all to be snapped up by parents on Tuesday."
Ms Lucas contacted Artlink, a community art project based in Princes Avenue, west Hull, to find an artist to help the children create their self-portrait.
Graham Burrill answered the call and Artlink provided all the materials.
Ms Lucas said: "We are very grateful to Graham and Artlink for their help in this project. The paints, canvases and paper were given to us for free."
Mr Burrill visited the school on three days to help the children.
"The children have done a brilliant job," said Ms Lucas. "Graham completed two days and an afternoon with us.
"The children have been so enthusiastic about creating their own artwork for an exhibition.
"One little girl was poorly and had to miss a session in the afternoon. She was so disappointed. She was all for staying, just so she could paint.
"We made sure she, along with every other Year 1 and 2 pupil, got to paint their self-portrait. Everyone had lots of fun doing it."
Ms Lucas said her pupils could not wait to exhibit their work.
"They keep asking me if it's time to show off their work yet," she said.
"We thought this was a great, inventive idea to raise a bit of money for school trips."
The exhibition will be open from 3pm.
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