Renoir inspires Hatfield school art exhibition

ANTHONY Gormley and Renoir were among the influences at an art exhibition by a school in Hatfield.

Students from Oak View Primary and Nursery School, in Woods Avenue, welcomed parents and guests, including Welwyn Hatfield mayor Kim Langley and Lord Salisbury, to a special after-school viewing of their work.

The gallery consisted of mark-making work and a display of clay figures inspired by “Field” – Anthony Gormley’s Turner Prize-winning installations featuring thousands of small terracotta figures made by local communities and put on public display.

Visitors to the gallery were also invited to try their hand at mark making.

Headteacher Yvonne Davis said: “The afternoon and evening were a great success. Visitors showed great interest in the mark making process and how it had become an integral part of the creative curriculum.”