Young Arts

The Arts Society provides children and young people with exciting opportunities to get involved in creative arts activities. This work with young people builds a lasting enthusiasm for the arts and an awareness of arts heritage and its conservation.



We are currently looking for new projects. Chris Feldon has taken over as our Young Arts and Community Arts organiser and we are looking for members to join a small team to look for  projects and see them through to fruition.


Our planned lecture for members and their grandchildren to introduce young people to the art of armour had to be cancelled.We had earlier in the year made a small contribution to an Easter Art Project  for children run at The Hub.


The Arts Society High Wycombe sponsored local printmaker, Marian Carter to spend a day in Bledlow Ridge County Combined primary school as part of their Art Week activities, with the aim of showing the children how a professional artist works in making a coloured reduction lino print.

Marian presented her lively and colourful design work, taken from subjects she photographed in the school gardens, clearly showing the progression of the design from photo, through skecthes to the finished reduction lino prints. Each class in the school was able to have time with her, so she could explain the processes and answer all the questions. She brought some lino cutting tools with her, lots of much admired finished lino cuts of birds and flowers, as well as a folder clearly showing the linocut print process from start to finish. It was encouraging to see how much interest there was from the children.

In the afternoon she gave a printing masterclass to a small group of pupils taken from all the school Year groups and their delightful finished cards , printed with leaves and birds were displayed at the School's Open Day when our Chairman, with Lisa Green and Angela Jennings were able to view and admire the finished pieces.

Many thanks to Angela Jennings for organising this project.



Our first project was organised by Barbara Kardena with The Disraeli School and Childrens Centre at The Pastures Downley. It involved three classes making sculptures from recyclable domestic items, the children worked in groups of two or three and the sculptures produced ranged from a colourful elephant to a large shark. Two local artists were invited to the school to view all the sculptures on display and to judge and choose 3 winners based upon the skills used. Barbara arranged for the winners to be presented with small prizes. The artists gave  interesting talks to the children about their own work and brought several examples for viewing by the children.

We took photographs of the children with their sculptures and presented them to the school for distribution.

Barbara arranged for the winning sculptures to be displayed in the Childrens' Section of the High Wycombe Library and we provided photographs of all the scupltures for a wall display.

Many thanks to Barbara Kardena for organising this project