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  • 22 Oct 2012

    A chance for children to express themselves.

    Posted: 22 Oct 2012

    They say a picture can paint a thousand words and how true this is. Dealing with allergies can sometimes be tough for a child growing up. Drawing or painting pictures can be a useful tool to help children to express themselves and talk about how they are feeling, without seeming so direct with questions.

    I came across this amazing activity up in Liverpool during the schools half-term holiday's. The Tate, located at Albert Dock is currently hosting a free family drop-in activity for all ages everyday from 13.30 - 16.30. Children and their parents are set a task 'How do you draw a sound?' A creative initiative set by artist Kevin Hunt, who gets children to explore drawing to sounds of the sea and other noises, to see how sound can have a positive impact on what you create and draw.

    This free workshop is part of the national Big Draw campaign. It was great to see children really excited and embracing this challenge - although this might have been due to the fact they were allowed to draw on the walls! So pop along if you can or if not, it's a great excuse to get the paint pots out in the comfort of your own home. Just make sure your children know the walls are out of bounds!

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