PROJECTS FOR THE YOUNG
Started in 1973, Young Arts aims to provide opportunities for children and young people, aged 8 - 18, to expand their horizons through their involvement in creative activities and to inspire them with a lasting enthusiasm for the arts, our heritage and its conservation. The Arts Society Haslemere has been involved in various Young Arts projects, details of the most recent can be found below.
Projects are listed in chronological order, the most recent first.
ART DISPLAY BOARDS AT HASLEMERE STATION
In November 2015, 8 large frames were hung on the walls of the Waiting Room to exhibit work by pupils at four local schools, on a rotating basis. Smaller frames which form part of the display give descriptions of the schools' art projects, with an additional small frame giving information about HDFAS, the aims of the project and other activities carried out by the society. Each collection of work will be on display for the duration of a term and the following holiday. The first four schools to take part were Barrow Hills School, Camelsdale Primary School, St Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School and Woolmer Hill School. It is anticipated that other schools will participate in the future. The official opening took place at the Station on 28th November.
For the last two years, HDFAS has donated funds so that Camelsdale Primary School can use the corner exhibition space in the main entrance hall at the Museum.
This year work by Year 5 pupils (age 9-10 years) in Lemurs Class drew portraits of their friends which they then traced and turned into profile pictures. Colour was added and the images transformed into Egyptian portraits. Papyrus, golden masks and urns were also created.
Young visitors to the exhibition could take part in a quiz to guess the identity of the iconic images in the 26 paintings.
THE BIG DRAW at HASLEMERE EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM
CLICK HERE to see the results of the day's activities by some of the participants.
HDFAS donated £200 for a Portrait Workshop with local artist Roger Dellar, which took place at Haslemere Museum. The young artists produced portraits, a selection of which were on display at the September lecture at Haslemere Hall. The event was a great success and was written up in the Haslemere Herald – the article included a photograph of Roger Dellar and all the participants.
It is hoped more schools will participate in future.
Mrs Sarah Barnes, HDFAS Chairman, officially 'opened' the Art Display Board at St Bartholomew's C of E Primary School on 20th July. HDFAS donated £66 to enable the display board to be supplied and hung in the main assembly hall. The board will be used to exhibit pupils' art work and on-going arts projects. Mrs Barbara Murray, HDFAS Young Arts organiser, who made all the arrangements, was also present, with Mrs Alison Marston, HDFAS Vice Chairman and Programme Secretary. The board was set up by Mrs Linda Lindars, art teacher at the school.
Back row from left to right: Mrs Barbara Murray, Mrs Linda Lindars, Mr Charles Beckerson (Head of St Bartholomew's), Mrs Sarah Barnes, Mrs Alison Marston.
ART IN ACTION WITH ROBBIE MURDOCH
The easel will be used to exhibit a painting by one of the pupils, in a main area of the school, on a regular basis.
£200 has been donated to the school to help fund training for the Arts Award.
A donation to the school of textiles is being organised and will take place in the Autumn.
Local artist, Roger Dellar, spent a morning painting in the school's playground. The children and teachers were thrilled to see his picture taking shape.
SPONSORSHIP OF A MUSIC STUDENT
DONATION TO WOOLMER HILL SCHOOL ART STUDENT
For the last three years HDFAS has awarded a prize to the most deserving art student, selected by the school’s Art Department.
In 2017, Scarlet, a student in year 11, received her prize from Mrs Alison Marston, chairman of
the Arts Society Haslemere. See below.
In 2015, CHARLOTTE HALL, one of the students whose work was included in the GCSE exhibition that took place at the school from 10th to 16th July, was awarded an Art Shop token, to the value of £60. The prize was presented on 17th September.
In 2013 HDFAS awarded Joanna a prize of £50 to go towards her art studies.
HDFAS provided funds to enable a student from King Edward's School, Witley, to participate in this event. Speakers from the V&A, Tate and NADFAS, eminent contemporary artists, conservators and curators participated in discussions, talks and practical workshops exploring the future value of art and culture in the field of conservation in museums and galleries. Activities included: Film and Digital Media, Frame conservation, Photography, Painting Conservation, Paper conservation technique and X-Ray techniques.
HDFAS gave £250 to sponsor a project by an A–level art student in 2007, with a further £100 being donated in 2008.
SPONSORSHIP OF JUNIOR ART PRIZES AT VIVARTIS AT KING EDWARD'S SCHOOL: 2009–2011
For three years HDFAS donated funds to the Vivartis Autumn Arts Festival to sponsor first and second prize in two categories (5-6 years and 7-8 years) of the Junior and Prep Schools Art Competition. Sums of £260 were donated each year and the prizes were presented to the winners by Penny Davidson in 2011 and by Jane Stopford-Russell in 2010 and 2009.
Left: 2011 – Click image to see artwork. Photo by Jerome Davidson.
In 2009, a private evening visit to the Festival was also arranged by Barbara Murray, for HDFAS members and their guests. An informal talk on 'The concept of the Vivartis Arts Festival' was given by Evelyn Phillips, Festival Director. For photos of that event visit the 2009 Gallery page.
Four paintings by sixth form art students at King Edward's School, Witley, were chosen and forwarded to NADFAS House, to be included in a nationwide painting competition for sixth formers. Judges from the Royal Society of British Artists will make the final selection of paintings to be hung at the Mall Galleries, London, in March of 2011.
Barbara Murray (pictured left), the HDFAS Young Arts events organiser, was on the Selection Committee who chose the four paintings from King Edward's; she has successfully entered and sold her own paintings at the Vivartis Autumn Art Festival for a number of years.
A donation of £25 was made for the first prize in the Junior category (under 12 yrs) of the Haslemere Festival 'Images of Haslemere' Art Competition, which took place in May 2009. Entries could be carried out in any medium. Winner of the Under 12s Junior category was Jemima Barr (11 yrs) whose painting, along with other entries, was on display at the Haslemere Museum.
Left to right: Jemima Barr and Barbara Murray; Jemima's prize winning painting of Haslemere Town Hall.
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