Entry for Drawing Matters
Entry for Drawing Matters
Postcards should be paid for by Friday 28 June.
Finished postcards should be submitted by 8 July. Postcards can be posted or hand delivered to Artworks.
On the back of your postcard please include your order number, name, age, school, the title, materials and any message.
INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS
Ever fancied seeing your pupils’ artwork displayed in an Art Gallery?
Are you looking for a simple way to bring more art and creativity to your curriculum?
Well now is your chance! The Artworks is inviting children from Years 1 – 7 to submit original artwork to a competition that will be exhibited in the Gallery between 15 July – 29 September 2019.
‘Drawing Matters’ invites children to create a postcard-sized piece of artwork that visually communicates something that matters to them. This could be a small or large issue, a personal or global concern and can take the form of a drawing, painting, photograph, collage or 3D work.
The children’s postcards will be shown in a public exhibition between Friday 15 July – 29 Sept 2019, at The Artworks, Halifax.
WHEN SHOULD ARTWORK BE SUBMITTED?
To guarantee inclusion in the exhibition, postcards should be paid for by Friday 28 June. Finished postcards should be submitted by 8 July.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Each postcard entry costs £2. There will be a range of opportunities available to all entrants, including prizes, funded workshops, art materials and bursaries.
WHEN CAN SCHOOL GROUPS VISIT?
School groups will be able to book in visits to view the exhibition between 15-19 July and 2-27 September 2019.
Pupils can also visit the Gallery with families over the Summer holidays.
If you’d like some support around ideas for postcards and art techniques, we are offering artist-led workshops in school up to 1 July.
Gallery-based workshops will run between 2-27 September 2019.
WHO CAN ENTER?
Year 1 – Year 7 pupils.
The theme ‘DRAWING MATTERS’ can be interpreted in many different ways and it’s a great opportunity for pupils’ to visually express their opinions on issues that mean something to them. You could choose to link the project to your local area, home, family, politics, pastimes, likes/dislikes, health and well-being, travel, community…
Prompts you could ask pupils’ to respond to, may include:
What local issues are important to you? What makes you angry/happy/proud?
What is your idea of ‘home’?
Do you have a message you think the whole world should hear? What would this look like?
If you were sending a postcard to someone in the future, what would it look like / say?
Who is your postcard addressed to? What do you want to tell them?
What picture / message would you send to someone living in a different country?
HOW DO I FIND TIME FOR THIS IN AN ALREADY PACKED CURRICULUM?!
You may choose to use this project as a focus for an after-school art club, with School Councillors, or during topic or citizenship work in class. You could even set it as homework and give children’s families the option to submit their own postcards, if school is unable to fund the project.
Geography: Create a postcard to a child in a different country
History: Create a postcard to someone in the future / past
Citizenship: What message do you want to send to our Politicians / Prime Minister / Royal Family?
Art: Create postcards in the style of your favourite artist, focus on a specific technique…
HOW MANY ENTRIES CAN I SUBMIT?
Schools can submit as many entries as they want, from one pupil, to a full class, or the entire school. Each entry costs £2.
WHAT MEDIUM SHOULD I USE?
Your artwork can take the form of a drawing, collage, photograph, print, painting, mixed media or textile-based work. Artworks can be 2D or 3D, as long as it fits on an A5 postcard (148mm xx 210mm).
You can also write a message on the reverse, if you wish.
HOW DO I SUBMIT AN ENTRY?
You should make or buy or make your own A5 postcard (148mm xx 210mm). Draw, paint, collage your picture message on one side. On the reverse, please include:
Your message (optional)
School name, child’s name, age and order number.
An order number will be sent to you once you pay for your postcard entry through our website.
Once you have completed your postcards, either post (can post multiple postcards in bulk) or drop off at The Artworks.
WHAT SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE TO SCHOOLS?
Schools can access artist-led workshops to inspire children with ideas and techniques for their artwork. A 2 hour session costs from £165 and can be run in school around the following areas:
- Mixed Media
If you’re thinking of running the ‘Drawing Matter’s postcard project with a few classes, then a staff CPD session might be useful. We can bring an Artist in to school and work with the whole staff team around a specific technique. From £185 for a 1-hour session.
DOUBLE UP FOR DISCOUNTS!
If you are entering at least one class to the competition, you will receive 10% off the cost of an Artist-led session with pupils or staff.