Face Britain: Get Your Kids Involved

If you’re interested in art, or simply boosting your kids’ creativity, the UK’s largest ever art project ‘Face Britain’ is now up and running. It’s the UK’s biggest ever mass art project and is open to all young people in the UK aged 4-16 years giving them the chance to create a self portrait which will be displayed alongside those of the rich and famous such as from Alan Rickman, Fearne Cotton, Amir Khan, and Rankin, to name but a few. The aim of the project is to give all children in the UK access to, and a chance to be inspired by the arts helping them to boost their self-esteem. As a result portraits at all levels of skill and in any medium are acceptable including drawing, textiles, 3D, painting, graphics and photography. All self-portraits can then be uploaded onto the Face Britain online gallery from now until March 2012 and it’s hoped the project will provide a unique snapshot of how the nation’s young people see themselves. Face Britain also aims to celebrate the future and to celebrate the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 all the portraits from Face Britain’s online gallery will be combined to create a montage of The Queen. This will then be projected onto Buckingham Palace as well as on a network of digital screens across the UK. So far over 30,000 registration packs have already been sent out to every school in the UK. It’s a fantastic project and well worth getting involved in so if your kids haven’t yet heard about it but fancy getting all arty all they need do is go to Face Britain for further details on how to register, take part.