Children get creative at school's art and craft club

Children get creative at school's art and craft club

Sophie Flowers

Children get creative at school's art and craft club

Crafty children experimented with arts and crafts this week thanks to a new grant. Children aged nine to 18 joined the Art and Craft Club at Claires Court School, Maidenhead, to try a range of workshops and masterclasses.

Professional artists introduced youngsters to life drawing, stop animation, mono printing, painting with paper and other sessions to learn tricks and techniques in art. The club secured £1,750 from the Community and Environment Awards scheme sponsored by Heathrow, in partnership with Groundwork Thames Valley, which provides small grants for community groups and schools.

Business manager Lynne Constantine said: "The grant has made an amazing difference as we will be able provide unusual art opportunities like our Degas Day where students will study movement using a live model. Our most important aim is to provide teenagers with a friendly inviting space where they can develop their artistic skills using quality materials provided by the grant."

As well as the club during the Easter holidays the club will hold ‘open studio’ sessions where young people can continue to practice and develop their new found skill in a youth club style environment. It also encourages young artists to apply for a Youth Creative Award, which provides them with subsidised access to the activities.

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