CHILDREN from St John’s on-the-Hill School exhibited their artwork in an exhibition for parents on Wednesday 1st March.

The colourful and beautifully painted sunflowers were produced during an Art Day for children in reception and Years 1, 2 and 3.

Visiting artist, Paul Priestly, came to St John’s completely in character as Van Gogh. He firstly captured the children’s interest in the artist’s life, with pictures of the man himself from an early age. He then talked about his great works of art and how treasured they are today.

Each year group was then shown the techniques and colour mixing used to produce the famous Sunflowers painting and the children got the opportunity to create their very own masterpiece.

Ruth Frett, Head at St John’s on-the-Hill School, said: “We were so impressed with the children’s paintings we decided to have them framed and displayed at our special exhibition to celebrate their artwork.”