Pupils were left feeling inspired by yesterday’s visit with Heritage alumna Chloe Chapman, from the first class of Year 11 Leavers in 2016. Chloe, who is currently studying Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts, shared her amazing collection of natural objects with Juniors in Year 5 and 6. The pupils were thrilled to examine her carefully curated vials of plants, insects and other items that she has collected over the years. Year 6 also took some time to sketch pieces from her collection of animal bones in their nature journals. Chloe discussed with them the idea of a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ and encouraged interested pupils to start their own collections by finding objects in nature that appeal to them, and storing them in household jars.
Chloe also met with Year 11 pupils in the Art Loft, where she talked about her experience studying art at university and shared her portfolio of drawings and paintings. She spoke to the class about the inspiration that she receives from the objects around her, using the patterns she observes in everyday life to create the vivid graphic designs in her paintings.
A huge thank you to Chloe for energising our pupils with her work; we hope she comes back soon for another visit!
To see some beautiful photographs of Chloe’s collections, go to her account on Instagram.