Last week saw the start of ‘Picturing Our Steeple’, an art project for Primary schools in the Falkirk area. This project funded through the THI is one of a number of events which will be happening throughout the year to celebrate the 200th birthday of the Town Steeple. The Steeple art project is an opportunity for local schools to have fun learning about the history of the Steeple – when it was built, how is has been used and why it is an important building in the town.
Primary 6 pupils from Carmuirs, Laurieston, Maddiston and Victoria Primary Schools are working with artist Susheila Jamieson exploring the history to the Steeple through artwork. Last week pupils learnt about key events in the Steeple’s history before creating sketches of the different events. From these rough sketches the pupils will create artwork influenced by the Steeple’s past and explore the importance and role the building has played in the town for 200 years.
The pupils completed artwork will be displayed in Falkirk town centre as part of the main Steeple Bicentenary Celebrations in September 2014.
You can follow the progress of the pupils on the project blog ‘Our Falkirk Steeple’. A digital display of the finished artwork will be displayed on the Falkirk THI website following the completion of the project.