Todmorden Treat 2019

Paper People

For the last 15 years we’ve enjoyed providing the Todmorden Treat, a project to give each primary school in Todmorden an experience of working with the same artist or performer during the spring term, supported by the Town Council.  We were grateful for their support again this year for Paper People – Creating a Wallpaper Portrait Gallery.

Pupils worked with artist Cath Ford, assisted by art student Faye Wetherall, to create large, mixed media portraits, using simple basic materials (scrap wallpaper, paint, scrap paper and coat hangers for display).  The pupils worked in groups to create portraits pertinent to an area of study. These ranged from characters in novels they are reading to gods and goddesses for an Ancient Greek topic.