Pupils learn of art out of Africa

PUBLISHED: 19:29 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:46 11 May 2010

TILLY WILLIS with pupils at Icknield Walk School during their African arts week.

TILLY WILLIS with pupils at Icknield Walk School during their African arts week.

A VISIT from artist Tilly Willis marked Icknield Walk School s African arts week. Pupils at the Royston school enjoyed a week of activities centred around the continent of Africa, including dancing, drumming, and story telling. Ann Winiecki, design techno

A VISIT from artist Tilly Willis marked Icknield Walk School's African arts week.

Pupils at the Royston school enjoyed a week of activities centred around the continent of Africa, including dancing, drumming, and story telling.

Ann Winiecki, design technology co-ordinator at the school, organised the programme of events.

She said: "It was Tilly's work that actually inspired us to hold this week in the first place.

"Her paintings focus on the African people, and are very simple designs with lots of bold, vivid colours."

Tilly spent two days at the school giving workshops to year three and four pupils. Other classes were taught African folk tales, and learned a traditional dance.

Ann added: "It was all about getting a flavour of African culture, which so very different to our own. It's been a fun week.

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