Year 5 have recently enjoyed an inspiring day at The Lowry, Salford Quays. They have been studying Lowry’s work in Art and writing biographies in English, so it was an amazing experience for them to see some of his famous art for real.

During the visit the pupils split into two groups for workshops, one concentrating on industrial landscapes and one on Lowry’s lesser known portrait work.  Each group produced a version of a famous work, guided step-by-step by an artist who was leading the session.

After lunch, there was a chance to tour the gallery to see the range of Lowry’s work before settling down to sketch another one of his famous drawings.  One group decided to attempt the complex painting called ‘Going to the match’, reputedly worth £1.9 million!

All the children exceeded their expectations in drawing, even those who say ‘I can’t draw’ which made the trip very worthwhile.