Young artists get creative

Thursday 29th December 2011 

TOGETHER: Johanna Smith, 9, left, with mum Sophie and sister Victoria, 12, from Carterton, create their own unfinished landscape with Oxford artist Dionne Barber
TOGETHER: Johanna Smith, 9, left, with mum Sophie and sister Victoria, 12, from Carterton, create their own unfinished landscape with Oxford artist Dionne Barber

Young artists were given a chance to compete with professionals by creating their own versions of exhibits.

Children came to Modern Art Oxford to have a go at making their own take on one of the pictures in the gallery’s latest exhibition, An Unfinished World.

More than 20 youngsters of all ages were given landscapes of Oxford to transform into their own creations.

Nine-year-old Johanna Smith, from Carterton, said: “It was really fun and I enjoyed it.

“We used materials we had never used before like oil pastels and we could really get stuck in.

“I was proud of what I made.”

The workshop, which was led by local artist Dionne Barber, allowed the youngsters to explore the use of layering and movement within Graham Sutherland’s work which depicts dark, magical landscapes.