In spite of it being called Children’s Art ‘Week’, the activities are actually spread across 3 weeks. To be honest, our little resident artists are still a bit small to really understand it, but the teacher in me loves any opportunity to get the kids involved in Art projects. You can never start them too young in my opinion. Regardless of whether they ‘get’ the intent or the educational purpose behind it, they have loads of fun. WIN-WIN!
Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme that gives children and young people the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of art activities online, at home, and in schools across three weeks in June and July. Each week focuses on a specific theme.
Week 1 (from 29 June): The Natural World
Week 2 (from 6 July): Connecting across generations
Week 3 (from 13 July): Literacy and creative writing
We brought Week one, ‘The Natural World’ to a close with leaf prints, Adam insisted they had to be rainbow print! 🌈🌿🍃
Children’s Art Week is run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and supported in 2020 by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation.
The initiative is all about encouraging families, children and young people to take part in creative activities they might not have tried before. There were over 17,000 participants last year – so it will be exciting to see how many took part this year.
If you haven’t had a chance to take part, it’s not too late. Head over to the site and see what ways you can get involved. We’d love to see your creative projects.