Nestled in the beautiful Lorton Valley are three incredible works of large scale art.

The students at Lorton School transformed their school field into a gallery where the whole school took part in Active Art’s 'Art from Above' workshop.

They learnt about conceptual art and the incredible work of Christo, Dennis Oppenheim, and Richard Long.

The aim of the workshop was to get children thinking of art in a different way and use unusual everyday household items to make large scale art.

The children used everything from sheets and duvets to pans, shoes and wheels, they even used themselves to create shapes and patterns within the artwork.

They watched as a drone took films and photos and revealed the amazing scale of their fantastic school piece.

Artist Claire Grant of Active Art, said: "We love to push the boundaries of art taught at Primary level, we can use anything to create art as we have shown here today.

"Conceptual art is about using materials and thoughts that challenge traditional boundaries and grab people’s attention, making them want to look further."

Reminiscent of the Nazca Lines in Southern Peru, artwork as seen from above, is ancient and something that Humans have endeavoured to create for thousands of years, making the project that much more inspiring and important.

Claire said: "The piece is also in tribute to the beautiful Lorton Valley and its animals which live in it’s rivers, on its land and in the sky above it.

"The children have done a brilliant job of transforming everyday items found within our homes into this beautiful artwork and I am delighted by the result.

"We had a lot of fun!"

The school children at Lorton have also been given the opportunity this year to explore wire sculpting, charcoal work and installation art with Active Art.

Claire added: "All of these workshops have focused on how we can express feelings, opinions and emotions through art. The children experimented with many different art materials.

"Bending and looping lengths of wire into portraits of themselves to create a large kinetic mobile, creating huge charcoal drawings using their whole body as a drawing tool to capture their movements onto paper, and transforming patterns and colours found in nature into a permanent wooden art piece for the Early Years area."

Headteacher at Lorton Primary School, Olivia Harrison, has been delighted at the results of the workshops, "It's been a busy and productive time," she said, "The progress and learning all of the children have made during their morning lessons has doubtless been enhanced because of the care and attention placed on their personal and social development."

This personal and social development was made very difficult to cultivate with lockdown procedures in place, Mrs Harrison said: "At Lorton, we intrinsically believe that a child’s happiness is of the utmost importance in everything that they do; happy learners truly do make the best and most productive learners."