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Coronavirus: News from our partners – The Little Artists Challenge

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News from our partners Caldecott Festival Group

Can you help? Caldecott Festival Group needs 1,000 ‘little artists’ to help create a natural world masterpiece. Remember, Picasso said that every child is an artist.

The project is supported by Shropshire Council’s COVID-19 emergency arts grants fund.

When is it? Monday 6 July 2020 – Friday 17 July 2020. 

What is it?  The Little Artists Challenge is a project to team up 1,000 local children and the professional artist, Sarah Evans, to encourage creativity and to produce a large scale community art piece, inspired by nature, for local display.

Children of all ages, please look around you and help us by observing bugs, bees, flowers or any natural forms and produce a picture of them. Send your picture to Sarah at:  silknstuff@hotmail.com

Insect art

Insect art

Where is it? Sarah needs colourful pictures of any natural form that you can see around you. Perhaps take a walk, explore your garden or simply look out of your window to find something that inspires you. It could be a single bug or creature, a flower or a leaf or a whole tree, it is up to you. It doesn’t have to be very detailed, just a bold, clear image works best. Pictures need to be A4-sized and clearly marked with your first name and age on the front. 

How will it work? Sarah Evans the artist is aiming to produce a multiple, patchwork style, canvas creation using images inspired by the art work of 1,000 children. The theme will be the ‘natural world’, the final pieces, which will include children’s work to be displayed locally for all to see.

You can use paint, crayon or marker pen for instance. Please clearly mark your art with your first name and age on the front.

Please complete your pictures by Friday 17 July and send them to Sarah at silknstuff@hotmail.com.

Sarah says she will then adapt all the pictures you send to her to compose a patchwork of images on silk-painted canvases to make up a collection of large scale canvases. It will be children’s work that is directly informing the end result. First names and age will appear on the work.

Further information at Facebook.com/caldecottfest/ and via 07900 051215.


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