Art in Heaven 2010
Celebrating Life, Celebrating Love!
Teacher: Religions mark big moments of life and love with celebrations: a wedding, a welcome for a new baby and many other festive moments are ‘big days’ in religious life - and human life. This theme invited teachers to get pupils doing spirited art around marriages, human love, relationships, new babies, family and other festivities. The best entries went beyond big red hearts and link love, promises and values to symbols and ceremonies, showing how celebrating life and love matters to everyone. We do a lot of RE work on these themes from Year 1 to GCSE: life, love, celebration: how and why?
Students: Celebrations and festivals are some of religion’s best days. This theme invited pupils to express their responses to special days, festivals or celebrations. Taking a wedding, or the welcome for a new baby, and learning about what different religions do to celebrate, then we asked them to create their own brilliant picture to show what they thought about life and love. Making art that remembers a wedding story, records the celebration of marriage, or catches the thrill of the family day, the magic of the family feast. It’s not just about Valentine’s day: we wanted to know: What does love mean and where does it come from? Who finds it and how can it love grow?
Click the images below to see this years entries.