Monday, 15 June 2015

Children's Art Week 2015

Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Drawing Competition

This year's Theme: Witches in Fiction, Fantasy & Folklore

The Competition is open to all young people aged between 3 and 18
The closing date for entrants is June 30th 2015
In the Museum, you will see lots of images of witches from plays like Macbeth or poems like Tam O'Shanter.  There are images of witches from fairy stories and folklore too like the witch in Snow Whitee, Baba Yaga or witches riding in eggshells.  There are lots of witches in stories and films too like in the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Terry Pratchett's Discworld and the Wizard of Oz.
Have a look around our displays and think about amazing, weird and wonderful witches.  Can you draw one for us?  You can copy an existing image or you can imagine what this witch looked like for yourself.
There are pencils, paper, clipboards and a dedicated 'drawing area' in the Museum.  Entrants can complete their work while visiting the Museum or take their work away with them for completion/improvement and either send it in by post or scan it and send it electronically by e-mail.  The best entrants will probably use colour and possibly paint and other media to create a quality piece of work.
There will be prizes for the best work and the opportunity to have the work displayed in the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic and exhibited as part of an online exhibition.
Make sure you put your name and contact details on the back of your picture and also tell us what witch you have drawn.