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Community Art Club – Trees!

Get involved with Andover Trees United’s new monthly art gallery!

They are encouraging everyone to get out and explore and create artwork inspired by his or her local wildlife, each month focusing on a different theme. This month – TREES! to help raise awareness for tree health and diversity, and the important role they play in reducing carbon emissions.

It also provides a great link to World Nature Conservation Day, which is celebrated on 28 July every year.

Noticing and appreciating nature is even more fun when you involve art and a drawing or painting of our local habitats, whether in town or country, is a great way to do this.

Each month they will celebrate four pieces of art. One will be chosen by the volunteers and one will be chosen by a special guest. The names of all who send in a contribution will be ‘put in a hat’, and two names will be drawn out – one from schools and one from everyone else.

We hope that this can be a fun and educational experience and can help us all to learn to respect and admire all of the wildlife around us.

There will be a small ‘prize’ each month for each of those selected … all entries will be featured on their website and may even be included in new signage at Harmony Woods! This month’s theme, TREES! Runs until 31st July, and winners will be announced a week later (all being well!). Don’t hold back because you think you can’t draw, your creations won’t be judged for artistic talent, and the competition is open to absolutely everybody – so please get involved!

Please send all entries to: volunteers@andovertrees.org.uk .
Include the artist’s name and some contact details and IF this is work that has been done with teachers in school, the name of the school … and they will contact you if your artwork has been selected for a prize!

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