Creating the Image 2 kicks off at National Museums Liverpool
The Lady Lever Art Gallery is opening its doors to a group of budding young artists who are taking part in an after-hours art workshop, marking the start of an innovative community project Creating the Image 2. In a partnership between National Museums Liverpool and Wirral Council, 29 youngsters have the run of the gallery for four evenings in this unique event. It encourages Wirral Social Services ‘looked-after children’ to get involved in art.
In practical sessions, the participants have the opportunity to make drawings of some of the gallery’s famous artworks. Artists from The Artists Group (TAG) introduce different techniques involved in creating a piece of artwork, allowing the group to experiment and develop their own style.
Further practical sessions take place at the Williamson Gallery, Moreton Family Centre, and Wirral Metropolitan College so that the youngsters can really hone their skills.
Creating the Image 2 is unique to other projects, in the way it is totally devoted to ‘looked-after’ children. It was first piloted among a smaller group in 2004, with the hope that it would raise the youngster’s aspirations and self esteem