Families had fun painting their portrait at the Elmbridge Museum Family Fun event at Riverhouse Arts Centre in Walton-on-Thames on Saturday 11 August.
They had professional guidance from local artist Jennifer Seajay who enjoyed sharing her skills and techniques with the young budding artists. This event was organised as part the Museum latest temporary exhibition: ‘People of Elmbridge’ currently open at the Robert Phillips Gallery.
The exhibition showcases portraits, busts and etchings of some of Elmbridge past local celebrities who left their mark on the Borough. They include engineer Robert Gill, silver screen film star Alma Taylor, women’s rowing pioneer Amy Gentry, novelist and playwright R C Sherriff, first computer inventor and illustrious code breaker Ada Lovelace, and many other unsuspected local celebrities.
Children took inspiration from the works of art on display to paint their own family portrait and some were real masterpieces. There is less than a week left to discover the tantalising world of Elmbridge’s local past celebrities and admire some of the portraits of the current People of Elmbridge created by young visitors. People of Elmbridge closes on 19 August. The opening times are 10am to 4pm. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover more about your local fascinating history