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Budding young artists create artwork for centre

Press Release   •   Oct 01, 2012 15:02 BST

Elizabeth Cox, one of the hospital's ArtCart volunteers has been working with budding young artists in Outpatients to create new artwork for the Family Information Centre. 

Using photography and drawing, Elizabeth spent valuable time with dozens of children and young people to produce three different pieces of art based around the themes of happiness, fun and being active.  

Taking their minds off being in hospital, Elizabeth - who has been a volunteer here for two years - spent time talking to the youngsters encouraging them with their drawings and talking about their interests, as well as teaching them how to use the camera.

The first of the two landscape pieces involved drawing happy faces, their own and those of their family and friends. For the second piece they were asked to draw images of people doing their favourite activities and sports, which ranged from football to roller skating. The drawings were all done with black pens and then cut out and placed onto a printed background.

For the third piece of artwork, the digital camera was given to those who took part to photograph images of objects in Outpatients that interested them. They also set up their own scenes using toys, which they photographed.

The artwork is now displayed on the walls of Birmingham Children's Hospital's Family Information Centre.

Pictured with one of the pieces of artwork is volunteer Elizabeth Cox.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive service to children, young people and their families.

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