In 2016 we sponsored and organised five different art activities with local schools.

We commissioned a practising artist  to work with gifted and talented art students focussing on perspective and still life.

Our Young Arts representative herself worked with 30 gifted and talented pupils on an Art Day at St Mary’s School, Oxted, and we gave prizes in two painting competitions.

We arranged for a class from Holland School to go by coach to Dulwich Art Gallery. After a guided tour of the gallery, they worked with the artist-in-residence on a number of artistic techniques.

We also organised a guided tour of Titsey Place, a local historic house, for a group of children from four local schools. As well as viewing the house, they were introduced to the work of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Canaletto.

We organised teacher training in Art for staff from three local schools which was very popular.

These activities have been well received by both schools and children and we are encouraged to continue the programme in 2017. As well as local primary schools we will include infant schools. The teachers enjoyed and benefitted from the art training and we want to extend the programme.