Quality and quantity from award-winning young artists

Arts Centre presentations: The Arts Awards successful students are pictured with, from left, Arts Centre chairman Rod Duncan, education consultant Elizabeth Pitcher and Arts Centre director Liz Falconbridge.
Arts Centre presentations: The Arts Awards successful students are pictured with, from left, Arts Centre chairman Rod Duncan, education consultant Elizabeth Pitcher and Arts Centre director Liz Falconbridge.
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Lynn Arts Centre was the venue for a special party and award ceremony to mark the achievements of 22 young people on passing their nationally acclaimed Arts Awards.

The recipients are aged from eight to 17, with 19 part of the Home Educators community and three being students from mainstream education.

They have taken part in various workshops with the Arts Centre which has enabled them to work with different media to learn new art skills and techniques.

As part of the award the young people have also learnt to form their own opinions on exhibitions and theatre shows, as well as making comments on their own involvement in the arts.

Lynn Arts Centre has, over the past five years, successfully assisted more than 100 young people towards success in these important qualifications.

One element of the Bronze and Silver Arts Award focuses on leadership, giving the participants the opportunity to transfer the skills that they have already learnt on to others.

One session saw the Bronze Home Educated candidates teaching the younger Explore students how to monoprint, in another, Bronze participant Sinead Marray-Woods taught a group of adults how to draw an Anime character, while Isabella Rose Smith, who took her Silver Arts Award, led a music workshop with the Home Educated children.

With much enthusiasm many of the young students are keen to progress on to the next level of the Arts Award, venturing deeper into the arts world and taking on further challenges.

Monday’s presentations were led by education consultant and Arts Centre trustee Elizabeth Pitcher, who has 
extensive experience within the primary sector of education.

Recognising the value of positive partnerships across the disciplines – and in particular the arts in all its forms across cultures, in celebration of diversity and inclusion – Elizabeth has been a huge support to the Arts Centre’s education programme.

Arts Centre director Liz Falconbridge said: “The quality and sheer amount of work produced by the young people taking their Arts Award with us was phenomenal.

“We are so proud of the dedication that each of them has shown and are excited to work with them again in the future.”