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Little Lowrys create a masterpiece

Year Two pupils have been demonstrating their artistic ability by creating a Lowry-style painting of the Junior School.

The boys and girls visited The Lowry at Salford Quays to find out more about the English artist and his distinctive style of painting.

Lowry is best known for his urban landscapes peopled with human figures, often referred to as “matchstick men”, and the young artists got the opportunity to study his artwork in greater detail, learned how to draw in different dimensions and recreated some of his more famous pieces in workshops.

Following the visit, pupil Tom Stockwood noted that: “Lowry liked to paint on white backgrounds,” whilst Reese Appleton added: “Lowry used to draw everywhere he went!”

The pupils built upon what they found out at the gallery by then taking part in an art afternoon. They attentively put paintbrush to paper as they utilised the skills and techniques they garnered from their visit to The Lowry to create their very own “matchstick men”.

They then cut out and stuck their finished products onto the painting of the front of the Junior School which is now proudly on display inside the building.

The boys and girls had a great time being creative and are excited to see their work on show.