Colnbrook School_wall tiles created by c

YOUNG ARTS

With the Young Arts Task Force

The Society is committed to helping young people to appreciate their art, and Fine Art in particular. A budget of £1,250 is allocated from the “Gift Aid” rebate which the Society receives each year.  A “Young Art Task Force”, led by  Angela Stein, recommends the allocation of funds each year.
 
Past Highlights :
In the past 12 years, the Society has sponsored 17 schools and promoted no less than 32 creative projects and many special awards.  Innovation has been the key with notable initiatives ranging from hugely successful “Life-Drawing days” to “Art Therapy” with several projects directed at disadvantaged young people.

 

Members are invited to make suggestions for our Young Art Programme. Contact: moorparkdfas@gmail.com

supports “Young Art” with:
  • £1,250 a year (on average)

  • Local schools supported

  • Highly innovative projects

  • Huge welcome from schools

  • Primary and Secondary

  • Awards, prizes and certificates

GREAT SCHOOL PROJECTS and PRIZES GALORE!

The Arts Society Moor Park sponsorship has been exceptionally successful in recent times.

Here are some of the highlights :

Colnbrook School, South Oxhey

WALL TILES CREATED BY CHILDREN WITH SEVERE AUTISM

Two of the finished 2020 projects - both from Colnbrook School.
 
With the help of an Art Therapist sponsored for two days by the Society the children produced a wide range of designs. These were converted into wall tiles. The tiles have now been fitted to the outside wall of the school and look great.
Other designs were used to create a wall banner (above) and animal paintings (right), all of which now hang proudly within the school.

Milly Forrest, soprano

catapulted from concert hall cloakroom to the main stage when star fell ill 

For the past two years our Young Arts Programme has sponsored Milly Forrest, an aspiring opera singer from Bedford Park. If lockdown had not got in the way she would have been singing at some of our events in 2020.
In one of her early public appearances she sang The Lonely Goatherd from The Sound of Music. Milly showed remarkable talent and confidence for one so young.

She also recalls starring in a local production of The Wizard of Oz and says it is fun, though a little embarrassing to see herself as an eight-year old.

Milly started studying music at the age of ten at the Royal College of Music. 
Her ambition has always been to become a professional opera singer.
 
Her big break came in 2017 at the Wigmore Hall. She found herself in the limelight, catapulted from part-time work in the concert hall cloakroom to the main stage when soprano Ruby Hughes fell ill with tonsillitis and was forced to pull out of performing in the end of season concert. Milly was asked to step in and her solo performance was hailed as a triumph.
 
The Guardian reviewer Tim Astley, wrote :"Milly Forrest, with her silvery tone, sounded exquisite in Purcell’s If Music Be the Food of Love."
Thereafter she continued her MA studies at the RCM, partly funded by the generosity of a Chiswick resident.

In spring 2020 Milly was understudying in the ENO’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro and was due to work as a Garsington Opera young artist in the summer (but lockdown intervened!).

Fortunately, while open air concerts were still possible Milly performed in and co-hosted the Chiswick Festival 2020.

Bishop Ramsey School, Ruislip

THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY SUNDIAL FROM BISHOP RAMSEY SCHOOL

To commemorate The Arts Society Moor Park's 50th anniversary, our Young Arts chairman, Angela Stein, commissioned a sundial in 2017. It was designed and created by students of Bishop Ramsey School in Ruislip.  The finished sundial was presented to Moor Park on 18 October 2018 and is installed below the flagpole in front of the Mansion.
Angela Stein, chairman of The Arts Society Moor Park Young Arts Group, with students and staff from Bishop Ramsey School.

Northwood School and Eastbury Farm School

Mounted art works and a collage sponsored by The Arts Society Moor Park

St Joan of Arc, Rickmansworth

CONGRATULATIONS TO TWO STUDENTS FROM ST. JOAN OF ARC

Daniel Morgan, from St. Joan of Arc School, being presented with book tokens by current Chairman, Angela Stein, for winning the National Chairman's competition.  Two of his fellow students won second and third prize and all three received a certificate.

Eduarda Craveiro from Joan of Arc School, being presented with our YA trophy and an Art book.

Grangewood School

A special project called “Expressive Art Week” involving disadvantaged children who showed remarkable creativity.

Artist in Residence working with the whole school on a colourful frieze for the school dining room based on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Eastbury Farm Primary School

12 years of ambitious YOUNG ART initiatives !

17 Hertfordshire / Middlesex schools, 32 projects.  Many awards and prizes organised by the Society’s Young Art Task Force. Inspiring disadvantaged children through art at the RNIB Sunshine House and Grangewood School were special moments, as were memorable Art Therapy days.

Hello Teachers and past students !

If you would like your school to be considered for The Arts Society Moor Park Sponsorship contact Angela Stein, Chairman, Young Art Task Force by email at moorparkdfas@gmail.com

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