Arts project a great success for local youngstersNovember 9, 2016 10:26 am
Mona Lisa Arts & Media CIC recently facilitated the Creative Collaborations Arts Project which involved delivering a number of arts workshops as well as organising an arts exhibition.
Working with children and young people from the local area of Burnham and Dropmore the project gave those taking part the opportunity to learn more about the arts, culture and history of their communities.
The funding awarded by Heart of Bucks has helped to run the project, which challenges perceptions about art. The focus was on raising awareness of the impact particular people have made on their environment and communities, including Lord Grenville, British Prime Minister who helped William Wilberforce to abolish slavery; Kenneth Grahame author of Wind in the Willows and the Reluctant Dragon; and William Morris artist and designer.
The project also looked at the environment surrounding Dropmore, as well as Littleworth Common which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Participants were given the opportunity to work outside in the environment to create artwork in response to being outside and learning about the habitats, flora and fauna.
The art exhibition, which was part of the 150 years anniversary celebrations for St Anne’s church, was a great success and a number of adults commented on the positive impact of art on people’s lives. Many said they would love to take part in similar workshops for adults.
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