Art project for pupils is a success

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CHILDREN across Breckland have been learning there is more than one approach to art as part of a creative project.

Over a series of 10 workshops, pupils at schools including Redcastle Family School, Thetford Grammar School and Queensway Junior School, learned from artist Kate Munro a range of methods to create their self-portrait.

She said: “I wanted to give the children the confidence to branch out from just using pencil and paper.

“They have done a really great job and I’ve been impressed and inspired by their enthusiasm and creativity.”

The project follows on from the national art scheme, Face Britain, which finished in March.

Lydia Turner, from Breckland Council, said: “This initiative has proved to be a real hit; we had a fantastic response and all the workshops were snapped up by local schools within just a couple of days.”

A selection of the self-portraits will be on show at the Breckland Family Festival at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse on July 29.