Saint Lucia

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Perched on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, Saint Lucia is one of the Windward Islands. With lush rainforests, volcanic mountain ranges, beautiful beaches and fishing villages, Saint Lucia is a true island paradise. Home to a rich culture of dance, music, art, crafts, literature and food, island life is awash with colour and vitality. Join us on a journey to Saint Lucia and learn about the people, places and nature of the island.

Saint Lucia

Cross-curriculum activities for EYFS, KS1 and KS2

  1. Colours of Saint Lucia
  2. A pot or two for you
  3. A taste of Saint Lucia
  4. Come dance with me
  5. Wildlife in Saint Lucia
  6. An island tour
  7. Life in Saint Lucia
  8. The journey of chocolate
  9. A pirate adventure

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1. Colours of Saint Lucia

Llewellyn Xavier is a famous artist from Saint Lucia. He uses a range of media (including mixed) and takes a lot of his inspiration from the vibrancy, colours and forms of Saint Lucia. You can see his work on his website.

EYFS activity

EYFS Area of learning > Expressive arts & design

Show children images of Saint Lucia and identify as many colours as you can. Then show the children Xavier’s watercolours (see website) and discuss the colours and forms that they can see. Children can explore and experiment using watercolours on watercolour paper, choosing the colours that they saw in the Saint Lucian images. Children could then frame their art for an exhibition entitled ‘Colours of Saint Lucia: watercolours’.

KS1 activity

Curriculum link: Art and Design

Show children images of Saint Lucia and identify as many colours as you can, noting different shades. How would the children describe the intensity of the colours? Show the children Xavier’s oils and ‘Celebration at Font Clement 2017’ paintings. Explore how vibrant they are, explaining that many reflect the Caribbean environment. Look at the titles and spot those paintings that reference the region (for example, ‘I ran through the rainforest’ and ‘Caribbean Beat in Peach, Pink and Yellow’) and discuss what the children think the colours and shapes represent. Children could select five or six colours and experiment by making short, quick strokes with their paintbrushes on thick painting paper (use water-based oils or acrylics), choosing the colours that they saw in the images. Children should then come up with a title for their art before framing it for an exhibition entitled ‘Colours of Saint Lucia: oils’.

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