Sunday 1st April 2012
Move over Rolf Harris, ARTISTICALLY-MINDED youngsters have been letting their creative juices flow for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Malvern school children have helped craft a large jolly-looking batik portrait of the Queen and her faithful Corgi dogs as part of the Worcestershire Arts Trail’s Jubilee Celebrations.
Working with artists Marie-Thérèse King and Sarah Jones, children from the St Matthias School in Cromwell Road in Malvern put all their efforts into creating the portrait which measures 70in by 39in.
The portrait is one of 10 specially commissioned by the organisers of the arts trail for their event which coincides with the Jubilee celebrations over the Bank Holiday June weekend. All of the works will be on show from Friday, June 1, until Monday, June 4, from where more than 74 artists will open their workshops and studios to the public.
Mrs King said: “When we arrived at the school there was a real creative buzz flying around, everyone was so excited by the Eekbatik workshop. “The children couldn’t wait to start painting their designs.”
Fellow artist Mrs Jones said: “It was a fantastic and highly enjoyable workshop with a beautiful outcome. “The piece will make a splendid addition to the trail happening over the Jubilee weekend.”
PICTURE CAPTION: Artists Sarah Jones, left, and Marie-Therese King with pupils Shanelle Burston, aged seven, Calen Nicol-McCann, seven, Ellie Jakeman, six, and Rhys Dixon, six.