Young artists get a chance to shine

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

Lown­des Park

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