Lawmuir pupils brush up on their art skills

Lawmuir pupils Caitlin Sidwell, Robyn Campbell, Declan Thompson and Sophie Kerr.
Lawmuir pupils Caitlin Sidwell, Robyn Campbell, Declan Thompson and Sophie Kerr.

PUPILS at Lawmuir Primary School in Bellshill got creative last week when they hosted a visit by a national art roadshow.

The National Galleries of Scotland roadshow and art competition, supported by the Tesco Bank, rolled into Lawmuir for a special day of creative art to launch the start of a tour of schools around the country to promote the magic of visual art.

Both Lawmuir’s P6 classes enjoyed creative workshops developed to raise awareness of the National Collection and teach children new skills.

Working with paint, pastel and collage they created their very own pictures inspired by the painting ‘A Hind’s Daughter by Scottish’ artist Sir James Guthrie.

The Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools is Scotland’s biggest national art competition - over 6,200 children across Scotland took part in the inaugural event last year - and aims to widen accessibility to art, skills, understanding and fun.

Linda McClelland, Playfair Co-ordinator at National Galleries of Scotland, said: “The Tesco Bank Art Competition for School workshops have been devised with the Curriculum for Excellence in mind and provides an inspirational starting point for the competition.”

The 53 winning entries to the competition will be exhibited at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh next summer.