Beethoven - The Storm

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  • Medium:

    Film with painting, drawing, digital design

  • Artist:

    Generation ART exhibitors Mellor School, at New Walk MuseumMellor Community Primary School, Leicester

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    Mellor Community Primary School, Leicester

    Generation ART exhibitors Mellor School, at New Walk Museum

    Beethoven – The Storm is an animation created by forty one pupils from Mellor Community Primary School, Leicester.

    The film project was inspired by workshops with the Philharmonia Orchestra in sessions called ‘Orchestra Unwrapped’, where the orchestra invited Mellor children to choose a classical piece and create artwork to accompany the playing of the piece.


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  • Submitted by:

    Karen Hammond, head teacher

Mellor children attended Orchestra UnWrapped workshops with the Leicester Philharmonia; they chose a classical piece and created an artwork to accompany it.

The children listened to Beethoven’s Symphony Number 6: The Storm, and worked with their teacher to create a visual response with a free choice of art materials.

Visualising their own representation of the music before putting it down on paper provoked much discussion and helped formulate their ideas.

They also discussed work by Hokusai, Turner and Lowry, and did online research for images of twisters, rainbows and storms.