Youngsters excel with art

ART FUNDIS: From left, Sanele Katywa, Ella Bartlett and Daniel Smith with their artwork. Picture: AMANDA NANO

Three young students from Sharon’s Art School have received international recognition at an art competition held in China recently.

The children were entered into the 49th annual World School Children’s Art Exhibition in 2018, with a total of only five entries from SA. Altogether 41 countries took part in the competition with a committee of 29 judges.

Ella Bartlett’s artwork. Picture: AMANDA NANO

Stirling Primary School Grade 3 pupil Ella Bartlett won gold with her drawing “A Ride on a Friendly Giraffe”.

“I feel happy, good and proud. The drawing is of me riding a giraffe with my little brother watching,” she said.

Stirling Primary grade 2 two pupil Daniel Smith’s “A Ride on a Bird” won a silver award.

Daniel Smiths artwork. Picture: AMANDA NANO

“I was riding a bird going over the houses and got to see the roof tops,” he said.

Receiving a selection certificate mention was Hudson Park Primary grade 1 pupil Sanele Katywa, a grade 1 Hudson Park Primary pupil, for her artwork “My Friend and I Chasing Bubbles”.

Art school owner Sharon Mallinson said they had been entering the competition for 12 years now.

“On an international level, calibre, it means we’re standing our ground in children’s art and it means we’re on the right track.

Sanele Katywa’s artwork. Picture: AMANDA NANO

“For us to have won two golds and a silver from our little private school in East London, it’s given us some exposure,” Mallinson said.

Also receiving gold was Courtney Sansom, as part of the art school based at Clarendon Primary School.

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