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Boys' Art Displayed in Town Centre

Wednesday, 01 February 2012

The stunning landscape artwork of 48 Year 6 boys at Bolton School is now on display in the Upper Hall of Bolton town centre's busy indoor Market Place.  The paintings make a dramatic and colourful wall of art with scenes ranging from beaches, countryside, the sea, mountains and waterfalls.

Ten year old Ben Forshaw said: "It is really exciting to see our art displayed in the town centre and I hope people will admire our work.  I hope it brings pleasure to the people of Bolton and beyond."

Mr Tim Dickinson, the boys' Art, Design and Technology Coordinator, said the paintings were well received by the public as he put them up with many people commenting to him how they could not believe they had been done by 10 and 11 year old boys.

The acrylic landscape paintings were created as part of the Year 6 art curriculum. The boys chose an image to paint and were taught the techniques by Mr Dickinson.

The boys' work will be displayed for the whole month of February.


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Mr Dickinson and boys

Mr Dickinson and boys show off their artwork in the town centre

The boys produced work way beyond what is expected of 10 and 11 year olds

The work is on display in the Upper Hall of the Market Place in Bolton town centre