Giant artworks go on display
ARTISTIC children from schools across the area helped to create a giant watercolour and graffiti board while their own work was being judged at Drax Sports and Social Club last week.
An exhibition of 136 works by pupils aged 5-18 from 24 schools was on show in the Drax Art In The Community competition with 12 finalists selected for awards. Prizes of art supplies and school donations totalling over £2,800 were presented by Drax chief executive Dorothy Thompson at a ceremony attended by parents and teachers.
This is the sixth year of the competition, while the gallery-style format for judging and awards was introduced last year.
Dorothy Thompson said: “The new format is clearly proving popular with more schools entering this year, which means the opportunity for more young people to display their artistic and creative talents.”
On the panel of judges were Damien Speight, head trader; Lisa Bower, head of procurement and Tony Laughton, IT operations manager. Special workshops were given by David Anderson, a renowned watercolourist and illustrator and Kieran McEneaney, a local graffiti artist.
“I’m sure that many of the children will have taken away new skills and ideas to try out,” added Dorothy Thompson.
The work of the 12 finalists will go on a tour of venues in the area next year.
Art In The Community is designed to encourage and develop art appreciation as part of the company’s support for education and to promote art learning within the National Curriculum.
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