They looked at the popular paintings from that time, one of which was the ‘The Black Square’, which is still considered to be one of the most famous paintings in abstract art. The children learnt that abstract art allows the observers to make their own assumptions about what they see and that everyone will have very different interpretations.
They also learnt that at the time of the Russian revolution there were many different propaganda posters that were created to voice people’s opinion. However this was mainly done through illustrations, as many people could not read or write.
Children had a chance to then work with volunteers (from the academy) and wander through the exhibition, gaining more understanding of this period in history.
They then worked very hard to create their own posters, using printing, collage and abstract art. After completing their posters they had to explain to their audience (the rest of the class, as well as all the volunteers) what their poster was about and what message they were trying to convey.