Young Arts project to celebrate MK50: Milton Keynes' 50th birthday

Young Arts project to celebrate MK50: Milton Keynes' 50th birthday

22 Nov 2017 - 23:23 BY Margaret Hart

In May this year the North Buckinghamshire Decorative and Fine Arts Society’s set up a Young Arts Project as part of the city-wideMK50 celebrations. The Society sponsored local artist Andrew Macdermott to work with young children in Willen Primary School.  His brief was to help children create a lasting piece of art work to celebrate the fact that the city of Milton Keynes was celebrating its 50th year.  The children discussed their favourite places in the local area and then Andrew helped them to create celebratory discs in clay to depict their choice.

A selection of discs from a range of year groups was made and these were mounted in a permanent position on a school wall. The children are delighted with the finished product. They enjoyed working with a professional artist and were inspired by his enthusiasm for clay work.

Images show some of the children of Willen Primary School with the Young Arts Organiser for North Bucks DFAS, Margaret Hart, and examples of the colourful clay discs from  their completed project



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