Young Arts Pop-Up Art Event

05Our Young Arts team held a fabulous pop-up event at the skatepark in Penzance earlier today.

The team of volunteers arrived at the park on this sunny and breezy afternoon, armed with big rolls of paper and oodles of coloured pens, and got all the skaters involved in decorating images of skateboards.

The children started off by choosing from some 70 pop-coloured Sharpie felt pens, then after taking a quick look at each other’s boards or at a few skate art books, they all got busy.

06Some buddied up and a several worked alone creating colourful and unique works that gave free expression to their ideas.

As they finished their artwork, we gave out orange stickers to all participants (and invited prom walkers who stopped to admire the art) so each could cast a vote for the best design.

Just over 40 votes were cast making it a draw between Thomas Newell and the team of Emilie Charlesworth and Jasmine Berwick. The girls created a very feminine floral piece while Thomas’s was his interpretation of the skate park layout with all its bumps, edges and islands.

11We awarded a Contour Skate Co. T-shirt each to Jasmine and Thomas – presented by T-shirt designer Radley Cook.

West Cornwall DFAS Young Arts volunteers Mel Sheridan, Gill Roberts and Samme Charlesworth really enjoyed the event. It certainly caught the young people’s imaginations, as one participant said to us “It’s great that you’re doing this for our community”.

West Cornwall DFAS would like to thank everyone who helped and participated today.

As today’s pop-up event was such a success, we hope to hold another one in the summer holidays. Watch this space!

You can see more photos of the Young Arts pop-up event here.

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