Kidderminster school pupils contribute to beautiful artwork

A new painting created by children – some of whom are from Kidderminster – has been unveiled to mark the first anniversary of Worcestershire Children First.

The finished artwork
The finished artwork

The artwork has been produced by local artist Megan Evans, in collaboration with children across Worcestershire, and reflects the company's core values.

Under Megan's artistic direction, the children produced a series of collagraph prints using items of litter that had been collected from around the county – including pupils from Kidderminster's Franche Community Primary School.

The artwork features a combination of collagraph printmaking and painting, and includes a print from every child who took part. The prints have been collaged into the final artwork and labelled with participants' names.

Ms Evans said: “It has been a pleasure to work with children from such a variety of settings. Children have been involved at each stage of the artwork's journey – from discussions around the original visuals to reshaping the concepts to reflect their own perspectives.

"As well as participating in the consultation stage they have taken part in litter picking, removing about 600 items from around the county, and learnt new skills in printmaking.

"The final artwork is a true celebration of children, collaboration and keeping the environment at the forefront of our minds."

Chairman of Worcestershire Children First, Rob Morrison, added: “I am honoured to be able to unveil this new artwork and impressed with the artistic skills displayed by the children who have collaborated on this artwork.”

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