Have fun making a Scrappy Sketchbook, these can be brought in and put in the children’s exhibition when the gallery is reopened, they also make a lovely gift for friends and family.
Young Artists Gallery
For our children, lockdown is a bewildering and markedly different phenomenon, with normal routines gone and often their parents juggling like never before.
Helping us all to escape a little and spread cheer, in many front windows throughout the land we are seeing wonderful displays of children’s rainbow pictures, urging people to stay at home and expressing gratitude to health and other key workers.
While Oswestry’s Willow Gallery remains locked down, those children who particularly enjoy arts and crafts are being encouraged to submit paintings and drawings in response to Covid-19. The artwork could be about what they are missing most – friends, school, extended family, football; be a thank you to the NHS and for all the good work going on in the community; or reflect how nature is reacting to the lockdown.
All young artists are welcome. Parents/Guardians are asked to scan or take a picture of the work and send it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The first name and age of the child who did the work should be included. Printed out, the paintings will add colour and a bit of fun and brightness to the gallery’s windows on Willow Street. The original artwork can then be brought in once the gallery is open and will be displayed as a special exhibition in the gallery’s Dunbabin Room.
Katie Byron (aged 13)
“I love to travel to different countries. I’ve always wanted to visit China. Because of the pandemic it’s not possible to go to new places. I thought by exploring Chinese painting I could bring a part of that place to me. Painting it made me feel relaxed and took me away from all of the news about the pandemic. It made me feel like I was somewhere else.”
Jessica Bamford (aged 12)
“This drawing is made from charcoal and water And it shows how I feel in lockdown because that is my imaginary world I have made up when I am stuck inside the house/garden. “
Imogen (aged 9)
Amelia (aged 5)
Glue gun used to create shapes and watercolour paint