An Art Education Project for the Hilliard Society
For the past three years, Jenny Brooks Dip.AD. ATC.RMS.HS. Dip.SBA(Dist) has kindly organised a Mini Masters Project to encourage children and young people to have a go at Miniature painting. The children's entries are then exhibited alongside the annual exhibition in Wells Town Hall and in 2019 the Project was sponsored by Great Art who provided two awards of art materials to encourage the young artists.
mini masters 2021
- 11 - 18 years - A. Recent Holiday Landscape. B. Portrait of a relevant Character in the Landscape.
- 7 - 10 years - A. A recent Holiday Landscape. B. A portrait of a relevant Animal in the Landscape.
In 2019 the winner of the Great Art Award for 11-18 age group (Portrait of a family member and a Decorative Illustrated Letter) was Grace, aged 11, for 'Brother William' and 'Letter M'. Highly Commended was Lauren, aged 13.
In the 7-10 age group (A Portrait of a Family Member & An Image of their Favourite Hobby) the winner of the Great Art Award was Lottie, aged 9, for 'Sam My Brother' and 'Musical Violin'. Highly Commended runner up was William, aged 9 (also pictured left with Jenny).
The art work from both age groups showed lively sense of imagination, good use of colour and graphite and a lovely sense of humour and made for a small but very select exhibition.
The Mini Masters is a wonderful way of encouraging the young miniaturists of the future and getting them onboard with the Hilliard Society and the miniature world!
Right - One of the successful young artists, Charlotte, receiving her Certificate for Exceptional Art Work for the 2017 'Anne of Cleves' project from Jenny Brooks.