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Hi everyone, Dilys here. I hope you're all well and not to bored at home.

I started a new art blog just for you. Click on this link to explore it..

Every week I will introduce you to a new artist and we will look at their art. Then I'll get you to try out some art activities that link in with the art I'll show you. Check out this week's artist now!

You can get help from your grownups too and don't's really important to have fun! 

Very soon all of you should have a seesaw "Arts@Beecroft" log in to show and share your artwork. From there you can also send in anything extra you like too. You know how I always get excited when you show me the arty things you do. 

And dont worry if you dont have fancy art materials like we do at school. You can make art out of anything. 

Let's get creative!!


I am very excited to introduce you to our new Artist of the Week, the amazing Frank Bowling. Originally from Guyana, he settled in London in 1953 and always wanted to be a poet. He however eventually became an artist and was so good, he won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art, beating many other applicants. He now resides in London and New York. Last year he had a huge retrospective of his art at the Tate Gallery.  We need to remember how many artists, writers and musicians were also part of the Windrush Generation, and these people made huge contributions and influences to us culturally. Frank Bowling’s paintings are exciting, colourful and full of texture.



Welcome to our latestvirtual exhibition.  Here you can see the children's work produced in lockdown. 




Hope, Mango class

Hope shows us how to do marbling and you can see how she organised her resources really well


Callan, Apple class

Callan did an amazing painting called Abstract Painting, based on the abstract art of Frank Bowling. Watch him explain his work.

 Abstract Painting


Young Artists' Summer Show 2020


We’re delighted to announce that the Young Artists' Summer Show 2020 online exhibition is now live!

The judges were amazed and inspired by the creative energy they saw in all of this year's entries and had an incredibly difficult time choosing the final selection.

We hope that, like us, you are blown away by the imagination and artistic talent on show. We'd love it if you'd share your favourites using the hashtag #RAYoungArtists.

With best wishes,

The YASS team

View the Exhibition


Exhibition at the RA

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we have had to delay the onsite exhibition for the Young Artists' Summer Show until Autumn. We will be back in contact when we know when the exhibition will be.

More on the RA's reopening


Vote for the People's Choice

While viewing the exhibition, you'll have the chance to vote in the People’s Choice Awards. The two artists with the most votes will be awarded a £100 voucher for art materials and a workshop for their school. View the exhibition and vote for your favourite work here.