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Timperley pupils to unleash inner Picasso in art competition launched by Jordan's of Altrincham
2:00pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
ALTRINCHAM residential lettings agency, Jordan’s, has launched a community art project, teaming up with a school to invite children to paint their portrayal of what home means to them.
Pupils from Park Road Academy Primary School in Timperley will take part in the competition entitled ‘My Home’.
The competition will run until the end of March. The winner will be the child with the most creative artwork and will snap up a £50 Waterstones voucher.
Entries will be judged by William Jordan, managing director at Jordan’s and Hale art gallery owner, Bill Clark.
MrJordan said: “The competition is designed to give pupils a chance to express themselves through art.
"With renting becoming the norm for more and more families, we want the children to document what home means to them.
"We will be showcasing the entries as we receive them – who knows, we may find the new Vincent Van Gogh!”
Headteacher Nick Carr added: “This is a great opportunity for school networks and businesses to work together to create opportunities for children to develop their skills in the arts.
"Our pupils are certainly keen to demonstrate their artistic talents. We look forward to presenting their paintings.
Mr Clark, owner of Clark Art in Hale, said: “This is a fun way to get youngsters interested and aware of art from an early age.
"I am a great advocate of today’s youth taking an interest in art and this competition provides a great platform for that. Northern art is booming at the moment so we look forward to seeing the entries.”