Young artists get a chance to shine
YOUNG budding artists being urged to enter an competition.
A small group from Chesham Museum’s education team has organised an art competition for all local primary school aged children. The subject is Fun in Lowndes Park.
Children can use any medium they choose, such as paint, pencil, crayon or collage, on A4 paper/card. are art
Nearly 3,500 leaflets and posters, designed by Richard Brock of Facets and generously produced and donated by Chancellors Estate Agent have been delivered to 15 schools in Chesham and surrounding areas. The pictures can be done at home or in school.
The closing date is Wednesday, March 9 and pictures will be collected from each school shortly after that.
There are two categories – years reception, one and two; and years three to six.
There will be a first, second and third prize for each age group and judging, on March 14, will be by two local artists including Ronnie Powell, a potter and retired head of art at Maltman’s Green School, and Madeleine Fletcher, a wellknown artist, book illustrator and regular visitor Chesham Museum.
The six winners will be invited to receive their prizes from Chesham’s mayor Peter Hudson at a ceremony on Friday March 18 at Chesham Museum, in Market Square, at 4.30pm. The winning entries will be displayed in the window of Chesham Museum and others will be displayed in an exhibition inside the museum for about two weeks.
Prizes have been donated by Reeves, Winsor and Newton, Arty’s Art Shop, Blue Haze Arts and Crafts and WH Smith.