Artistic pupils at Solihull Junior School found a new creative freedom at their fingertips after being inspired by a leading Birmingham-born sculptor.
John Letts, whose commissions have included a head of The Queen which followed sittings at Buckingham Palace, gave a day’s workshop to all Year 5 pupils at the co-educational independent school.
The former Birmingham College of Art student began the day by demonstrating how to make heads using the film character ET, and then set his audience to work producing their own clay models, giving one-to-one help.
John’s first visit to the school resulted from a chance meeting with the head of Solihull School’s Parents Association, Jan Mason, at a local shop where he exhibits.
Cath Davies, Solihull Junior School’s art coordinator, said: “All our pupils were thrilled to meet such a famous sculptor and they found his workshop enthralling.
“They came away inspired to produce more sculptures of their own.”