Field Trip to the Pori Art Museum

English Class fifth and sixth graders visited the Pori Art Museum on Friday afternoon. The main exhibition was Bodies, Borders and Crossings and Hard Edge, Tactile Eye in the project room. It was a treat to find an intriguing work of art on exhibit in the project room that had been done by Samu Raatikainen, the father of one of last year’s English Class 6th graders. Drops of acrylic on canvas had dried to look like carefully spaced push pins or thumbtacks. It appeared to be a very tactile work of art, in spite of our not being able to touch it.

This painting appeared to not be a painting. The paint type (bicycle paint) made the edges clean and sharp.

This painting appeared to not be a painting. The paint type (bicycle paint) made the edges clean and sharp.


This artist chose to leave the brush strokes showing

This artist chose to leave the brush strokes showing


This artist used acrylic paint to create texture and pattern.

This artist used acrylic paint to create texture and pattern.

Many works of art engaged the interest of the pupils and promoted good discussions. The concept of performances as an art form was a somewhat new concept to many. In the workshop pupils created jointed works of art in small groups. It was a great way to end a very hectic school week.

Pupils busy at work

Pupils busy at work

A surreal creature with a horsey head and a powder puff tail

A surreal creature with a horsey head and a powder puff tail

Eye see...

Eye see…

This work took on an entirely exciting new dimension when it was swiveled into a stack.

This work took on an entirely exciting new dimension when it was swiveled into a stack.

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