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Children’s Art Day comes to Edinburgh

posted 25 Jun 2010, 05:00 by myEdinburgh Admin
Children’s Art Day will see scores of children, their teachers and their families descending on visual arts venues, schools, youth and community organisations across the UK, to be inspired, engaged and entertained by art.

Mon 12 July, 11am (5hrs), Free – just drop in!

Children’s Art Day
A chance for children of all ages to get creative! Come and listen to Vivian French explore the creatures in the ‘Drawing Book’ exhibition and then have a go at designing your own imaginary animal.

Storytelling and art activities
This year for Children's Art Day, the Scottish Storytelling Centre is delighted to host an event that encourages children aged 5-14 to explore their creativity for free on Monday 12 July at 11am.

Come and listen to popular Children's author Vivian French as she explores the identity and character of the animals in the Centre's current exhibition The Drawing Book, investigating each beast with considerable wit and wisdom.

After discovering where your imagination can take you, enjoy the opportunity to have a go at designing your own imaginary animal! Illustrator Cate James uses her artistic talents to help lead this fun creative session.

There will be five different story sessions during the day, at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm – each followed by a craft activity. This Children’s Art Day event is the perfect combination of stories, drawing and imagination to keep the youngsters entertained for the afternoon.

Over the years Children’s Art Day has received invaluable support from some of the country’s most talented artists, including Antony Gormley, Cornelia Parker, Richard Wentworth and Bridget Riley. For the second year running it has also received backing from Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London.

For further information contact Lindsay Corr or 0131 652 3272

For general information about Children’s Art Day, go to