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Young Arts

In 2016 we sponsored and organised five different art activities with local schools.

We commissioned a practising artist  to work with gifted and talented art students focussing on perspective and still life.

Click on any picture to see a gallery of the pictures enlarged with captions.
Still Life was the focus for one of our Gifted and Talented events this year.The children produced some wonderful pencil drawingsAnother great pencil drawingThe children looking at their finished drawings. 
These sketches were later used to support their painting.They used their sketches to paint on acetate.

Our Young Arts representative herself worked with 30 gifted and talented pupils on an Art Day at St Mary’s School, Oxted, and we gave prizes in two painting competitions.

Art Day at St Mary'sArt Day still life paintingsOur Chairman presenting prizes to pupils at St. Mary’s SchoolArt Competition winners

We arranged for a class from Holland School to go by coach to Dulwich Art Gallery. After a guided tour of the gallery, they worked with the artist-in-residence on a number of artistic techniques.

Working with the Artist in Residence at Dulwich Art Gallery

We also organised a guided tour of Titsey Place, a local historic house, for a group of children from four local schools. As well as viewing the house, they were introduced to the work of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Canaletto.

At Titsey Place

We organised teacher training in Art for staff from three local schools which was very popular.

Our teacher training session

These activities have been well received by both schools and children and we are encouraged to continue the programme in 2017. As well as local primary schools we will include infant schools. The teachers enjoyed and benefitted from the art training and we want to extend the programme.