Inspiring Art

World Cultures and Faiths: Festivals (generally)

Objects representing festivals celebrated locally, including Caribbean Carnival, Belgrave Mela, Eid, Christmas, St George’s Day, Chinese New Year and Vaisakhi are used to compare the similarities between our celebrations – food, new clothes, music, decorations etc. Children list words associated with celebration then design and create a laminated collage or silk painting to represent the concept of celebration. These can be hole-punched and strung together as hangings in the window.