Sunday, 6 December 2009
These days it’s something of a cliché to look at a piece of contemporary art and think that it’s no better than the work of your 3 year old, but what do you do with the latest masterpiece that said 3 year old has just produced? Stick it on the fridge door, file it away for posterity, or even put it in the bin after a decent interval? Artful Kids is a newly established business which seeks to present a child’s artwork at its very best, so that it can take pride of place on a living-room wall, or make a lasting, personal and unusual gift.
The person behind it all is Jude Drever, who was originally trained as an artist, but spent many years working in museums and galleries before having a family and being inspired by the artwork of her small children to try and liberate kids drawing and painting from the fridge door or kitchen drawer.
A range of different styles are available, but one of the most popular so far, has proved to be the Gallery Style Posters shown here, where a child’s artwork is presented as a poster advertising an artist’s exhibition. Professionally framed, and available in a range of sizes, this displays a child’s name prominently, and yet does not look out of place on the wall of a smart interior. A careful editing process takes place to ensure that the original artwork is presented at its best.
To find out more, or see some of the other styles offered, visit the Artful Kids website Or visit the company blog, Artful Adventures for a range of features dedicated to children’s art, including tutorials, featured artists, news and longer articles.