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Claires Court Maidenhead

from Nursery to Sixth Form

Stanley Spencer Gallery

Year 7 girls were introduced to the work of one of the greatest British painters of the twentieth century, Sir Stanley Spencer, when they visited an exhibition of his portraits at the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham.

The year group was split into two, with half staying at school to paint large scale Stanley Spencer acrylic portraits, and the other half attending the exhibition, entitled 'Friends and Family', and drawing elements of the collection in their sketchbooks.

They were then taken on a guided walk around Cookham, looking at Spencer's house and some of the places he painted. All girls gathered back at school and discussed the work they had done. The trip fits into the Year 7 curriculum on portraits and identity and a full review will be undertaken in the students’ sketchbooks.

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