Sick children explore their artistic gift

From left, young arts co-ordinator Margaret Hart, artist Sarah Wright, Charlie Kirkham of Arts for Health Milton Keynes, and hospital play worker Laura Clarke
From left, young arts co-ordinator Margaret Hart, artist Sarah Wright, Charlie Kirkham of Arts for Health Milton Keynes, and hospital play worker Laura Clarke
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The North Bucks Decorative and Fine Arts Society is sponsoring a local artist to spend three days working with patients on the children’s ward of Milton Keynes Hospital.

The project aims to encourage sick children to express themselves and their emotions through the medium of art.

Artist Sarah Wright will begin by introducing the children to some simple drawing exercises designed to help them find their own creative pathway by creating their own skietchbooks.

This will be followed by the creation of a puzzle based on their own hand.

They will finish with a portrait of themselves or a person who is important to them through the recovery process.

The final works will be collated and used as part of The Big Draw Festival whose theme this year is Every Drawing Tells a Story.

To support this work, last Wednesday north Bucks young arts co-­ordinator Margaret Hart presented the hospital with an art trolley and a large selection of art materials on behalf of the society.