The young artists pose with the chalk drawing they did with artist Rudy Kistler.
The young artists pose with the chalk drawing they did with artist Rudy Kistler. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Kids draw on their inner artist

TALENTED young artists gave the Warwick Art Gallery car park a bright, decorative makeover at the weekend.

The children took part in a three-hour workshop by renowned chalk artist Rudy Kistler, who offered his students the know-how on creating in-your-face 3D chalk drawings.

Snowy, the bouncing puppy sprawled on the art gallery walkway, is Mr Kessler’s creation and has become a favourite with passers-by over the past few days.

The workshop was designed to encourage self-expression and to show the young participants that the cool chalk drawings they have seen on TV or the internet are something they can create themselves.

Mr Kistler often works with kids and said his offbeat dress style and American accent were somewhat of a novelty for the kids, helping to keep their attention.

“They have to use teamwork and stick to the rules and the 3D image is the bait,” he said.

“I show them my drawings and I can keep their attention for about 20 minutes while we make one together and then I let them enjoy and do their own thing.”



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