Foundation Phase case study: Wrexham

Project summary

Following two introductory sessions, a gallery visit provided the stimulus for a series of creative sessions in school, with ideas responding to children’s interests and needs. Children used sketchbooks, made 3D constructions with willow, worked with coloured perspex shapes on a light box, made large­scale paintings and explored mark­making and clay. Activities were documented by teachers, the artist and the local authority. Staff used this to reflect with children on their learning. The gallery arranged an exhibition of this documentation, to which parents and families were invited.


  • School: Acton Park Infants, Wrexham (reception class) 
  • Gallery: Wrexham Library and Arts Centre (exhibiting contemporary artists’ books) 
  • Artist: Chris Bird­Jones (sculptural/architectural glass)