Chalking-it-up for the Lights

Catching up with news this year………

On the 10th of September some of the Committee and family got together to take part in Chalk-it-up in Sittingbourne High Street. This is a great event run by local artists to decorate alleyways and pavements round the town with chalk, charcoals and poster paints. For our little group it was definitely stepping out of our comfort zone in the very breezy alley between Burtons and the Halifax ! We decided to do an illustration based on an Axel Scheffler illustration and started off by mapping out a grid.

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Once the grid was in place we could set about colouring in, ably assisted by lots of children who showed a lively interest in what we were up to. We extended out into the High Street with a Christmas Tree and some holly, here you can see the core team busy on the main picture while helpers get our Christmas Tree coloured in !

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From start to finish the illustration took about 5 hours to complete, and we found it very rewarding, certainly something we would do again if the event takes place in the future. Here’s Darcy and Monty helping us fill in some of the finer details…..

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At the end of the day we were pleased to take part in one of the town’s events and a strategically positioned bucket raised £51 from passers-by towards this year’s display so thanks to everyone who came to look, talk and help with the drawing. Special thanks must go to the little ones who helped us including James, Henry, Ruby, Jamie, Darcy, Monty, Owen, Isla and Grace.

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