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Visit to the Robert Fuller Art Gallery

Posted On 24 May 2018
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Year 3 visits Robert E. Fuller’s gallery in Thixendale…

The road that leads from the A166 to Thixendale, is narrow, twisty and gives no clue to the artistic treasure house it leads to.  Half a mile or so before the village itself, behind thick hedges that almost obscure it from the road, is the gallery and workshop of Robert E. Fuller – year 3’s artist of study for this half term.

Specialising in local wildlife, Robert’s realistic and almost photographic style has interested and inspired year 3 – so a visit to the gallery, it being so close, seemed appropriate. Imagine our surprise when Robert himself showed up! He answered some tough questions and told us about his early life and his aspirations to be an artist. It was at that point his little dog showed up – as you can imagine, the focus of the class shifted a little!

Following a tour of the gallery, we observed owls, eagles and stoats. This was done through cameras secretly set up in nests and burrows.  We drew on card, using Robert’s pictures as inspiration, and then completed a quiz – the answers were hidden in the paintings!  Lunch followed in Thixendale Village Hall, then to end the day, more drawing and bird watching at the village church – which included a pheasant that refused to stay still!

The Year 3 gallery will be open when the pictures are complete, but here is a taster…


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