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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Scheme is on the lookout for young artists

Following the success of the art master class programme held for children Denbighshire Council’s Criw Celf is looking for young artists to enrol in the class of 2013.

The aim of the Criw Celf scheme is to allow children who have shown artistic promise and interest to practice and develop their skills, with master classes led by local professional artists.

There is room for up to 25 children, and the county’s primary schools and individuals are invited to nominate year 6 pupils who have shown artistic talent.

 Jo McGregor, Criw Celf Coordinator said: “The Criw Celf master class sessions have proved very popular, and they have proved to be real success, the professional artists who led the courses saw a real development in the skill and passion of these young artists.”
“We’re now looking for children in Year 6, who will be in Year 7 in September to become part of the 2013 Criw Celf class, so if you know a child who dreams of becoming an artist, then why not put their name forward?”
Members of the 2013 Criw Celf will attend a series of one-day master classes in the company of professional artists who specialize in various art genres.

A total of six days training will be on offer; as well as an art exhibition of their work. Each member will also receive an art pack containing various quality art materials so that they can practice drawing at home.
Sian Fitzgerald, Community Arts Development Officer at Denbighshire County Council added:
“I am delighted that Denbighshire’s children will again this year be able to make the most of the pioneering Criw Celf project, it is a great opportunity for children interested in art to develop their skills.”
Every applicant will need to send the following for assessment to the Ruthin Craft Centre by Friday, 12 July:
• A 2D self-portrait, created using any art material or combination of art materials. (No more than A3 sized paper)

• A drawing of the view from any window in their home, created using any art material or combination of art materials. (No more than A3 sized paper) or a 2D/3D artwork inspired by the theme of ‘Dream’ (if the work is big photographs accepted)

• A short paragraph explaining why they would like to join Criw Celf. (No more than 50 words).
Please ensure that all submissions include name, age, school, home address and home telephone number on the back of each piece of work. Post the entries to:
Criw Celf, Ruthin Craft Centre, Park Road, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1BB.
For more information, or if you wish to nominate a child for the 2013 Criw Celf, contact Jo McGregor, Criw Celf Coordinator on and 01745 730209 / 07973931097 or Sian Fitzgerald, Denbighshire County Council’s Community Arts Development Officer on:

Facebook – ‘Criw Celf’

*Criw Celf Denbighshire  is funded by Denbighshire County Council  and the Arts Council for Wales.

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