Little masterpieces

UP CLOSE Front Lawn Junior School pupil Georgia Bury, eight, gets some nautical inspiration at the Royal Naval Museum figurehead gallery. The Leigh Park youngsters will produce art for the Sea Life arts and community roadshow.    Picture: Steve Reid (110440-744)
UP CLOSE Front Lawn Junior School pupil Georgia Bury, eight, gets some nautical inspiration at the Royal Naval Museum figurehead gallery. The Leigh Park youngsters will produce art for the Sea Life arts and community roadshow. Picture: Steve Reid (110440-744)
Newbridge Junior School Picture: Maria Bujor

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LEIGH Park primary schoolchildren have turned inspiration into little masterpieces that will soon be displayed for public viewing.

Youngsters from Front Lawn Juniors and St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary spent a day at the National Museum of the Royal Navy where they painted their interpretations of historical artefacts.

Artist Deborah Dodsworth and textile and vintage fashion designer Amy Lowman worked alongside museum staff to help the children explore the museum’s collections.

Mrs Dodsworth, from Southsea, who was chaperoning the St Thomas More group, said she used the story of a Jewish-Catholic Austrian artist who was forced to join the Hitler Youth to protect his family.

She said: ‘The children had an amazing time and used the example of the Austrian artist to create incredibly bright and beautiful paintings on Japanese paper. They will be displayed in the church against windows so the light shines through, to create a stained-glass effect.’

The children’s works will be displayed at The Sea Life Community Roadshow at St Francis Church Hall, in Leigh Park, at February 24. On the day, there will also be fun activities for families for free.