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Childrens Art Week comes to Flintshire

Published: 01/06/2015

Childrens Art Week (13 to 21 June) will see thousands of children, their teachers and their families descending on visual arts venues, schools, libraries and youth and community organisations across the UK, to be inspired, engaged and entertained by art. In Flintshire, children and their families can come and join Ruth Thomas and Fakhra Richardson to create beautiful mono prints to celebrate Children’s Art Week on the theme of ‘Plants and Bugs’. Councillor Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education, said: These workshops are suitable for all ages and abilities but children under eight will need to be accompanied by an adult. Participants will be using a variety of printmaking techniques to make artwork based on ‘Plants and Bugs’ in various locations across Flintshire. All workshops are free but booking is essential as spaces are limited to 12 children per workshop. Saturday 13 June at Connah’s Quay Library 10.00am – 12.00 noon Bookings: 01352 703730 Saturday 13 June at Mold Library 1.30pm – 3.30pm Bookings: 01352 754791 Sunday 14 June at Wepre Park, Connah’s Quay 10.30am – 12.30pm 1.30pm – 3.30pm Bookings: 01352 703900 or 07909 845988 Saturday 20 June at Flint Library 10.00am – 12.00 noon Bookings: 01352 703737 Sunday 21 June at Greenfield Valley 10.30am – 12.30 pm 1.30pm – 3.30pm Bookings: 01352 714172 To book a place please contact your chosen venue directly, telephone numbers can be found above. For further information about Children’s Art Week in Flintshire please email gwenno.e.jones@flintshire.gov.uk Editors Notes 1. Children’s Art Week is run by engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and supported by Children & the Arts and the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. 2. As the National Association for Gallery Education, engage is passionate about increasing access to, enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts. engage supports the visual arts and gallery education through professional development for education and learning colleagues in the visual arts including teachers, artists and gallery educators through a wide range of research. engage’s areas of focus include supporting galleries in their work with young people and advocating to policymakers. www.engage.org 3. Visit www.childrensartweek.org.uk to see the full list of events taking place all over the UK, from Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 June 2015.


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