Past Exhibition: From Tullygrawley School: creativity in a country classroom

RL Russell taught for 34 years, from 1923 until 1957, as Master at Tullygrawley Public Elementary School in Cullybackey. This exhibition celebrates the extraordinary artistic results that Russell obtained from his pupils.

Robert Lamont Russell (1892-1957) taught for 34 years, from 1923 until 1957, as Master at Tullygrawley Public Elementary School in Cullybackey. This exhibition celebrates the extraordinary artistic results that Russell obtained from his pupils.

"R.L. Russell was a teacher considered by many to use methods which were in advance of his time. His teaching methods were developed in the classroom to suit the real lives of his pupils. He believed that every child had creative potential and carefully assisted them to find ways to express this. Many visitors to this exhibition will be surprised, I'm sure, to see that art work of this quality has been produced by children as young as 10 years old."

Russell's work attract considerable interest at the time. In 1935 he published his book, The Child and His Pencil, and in 1936 his services to education were recognised by Queen's University Belfast when they conferred on him an honorary Master of Arts degree.

Catch this wonderful exhibition before it's too late!

Date: Now until December 6th
Times: 10am - 5pm / Monday to Friday / Saturday 10am - 4:30pm
Admission: Free
Ages: All ages will find this exhibition wonderful and fascinating! It is particularly enjoyable for young children!

For further information please contact Graham Walton, Mid Antrim Museum at The Braid, 028 2563 5926.

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