IT might have made king of the montages, Yorkshire's David Hockney green with artistic envy.
When community artist Tim Curtis set out to record an imaginative image of a Leeds school he decided to get more than 500 helpers involved.
His formula, take one panoramic photograph of Shakespeare Primary School and Children's Centre, all the pupils, staff and a sprinkling of governors, 520 blank canvasses, some paint and a week of art workshops – to create a giant montage.
Community artist Tim and photographer Jon Scurrah led the project with the aim of creating a unique piece of art representing the school and its surroundings.
Workshops were staged at which each pupil or other contributor painted their small part of the mural, whether a piece of sky or part of the school building.
Nursery children painted sky and clouds and head teacher Julian
Gorton painted the Shakespeare towers.
The work took a week to complete.
The list of participants included governors, residents, volunteer readers, cleaners, kitchen staff and the head and deputy from Primrose High School next door.
Mr Gorton said: "It's been a brilliant opportunity to bring together all the partners who work with and support the school.
"Shakespeare now has a unique piece of artwork that will adorn the corridor for many years to come and a stunning individual panoramic photograph from which it was based.
The children also have the memories of the week of workshops in the form of a time lapse film that plays on screen in the same school corridor which reminds everyone of the fantastic project."
Tim Curtis community artist information can be found at www.timcurtisartist.co.uk .
Jon Scurrah's photography is at www.phrame.co.uk.