Art Gallery of Peterborough shares children’s art thanking local heroes

Gallery encourages families to email photos of artwork or post them on social media and tag the gallery

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is sharing pictures of artwork created by local children on the theme of "Our Heroes!", including this drawing by seven-year-old Grace thanking frontline workers for all their hard work. (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)
The Art Gallery of Peterborough is sharing pictures of artwork created by local children on the theme of "Our Heroes!", including this drawing by seven-year-old Grace thanking frontline workers for all their hard work. (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)

If you have bored children at home, here’s a great activity to get their creative juices flowing.

Despite being closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Art Gallery of Peterborough is continuing its mission to collect and display visual works of art — this time by encouraging local children to make artwork to thank our community’s heroes that the gallery can share online.

The gallery is asking children and families to make and share art based on the theme of “Our Heroes!” Heroes can be anyone (from front-line health care workers and first responders to those who stock the shelves and keep the community running) and the artwork can be anything (a drawing, a painting, or even a sculpture) as long as it’s creative.

The gallery is asking children to let them know why their heroes are heroes by including a brief description with their artwork (maximum 150 words).

Families can email pictures of artwork to agp.on.ca@gmail.com or post them publicly to Facebook or Instagram and tag the gallery or use the hashtag #AGPtbo. Please do not mail any physical artworks to the Art Gallery of Peterborough.

The gallery is sharing the artwork on its Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Here is some of the artwork the gallery has shared so far:

By Madeline (age 10). (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)
By Madeline (age 10). (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)
By Natalie (age 5). (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)
By Natalie (age 5). (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)
By Neko (age 5). (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)
By Neko (age 5). (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)
By Pearl (age 6). (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)
By Pearl (age 6). (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)
By Will (age 9) and Lou (age 7). (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)
By Will (age 9) and Lou (age 7). (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)
By Will (age 9) and Lou (age 7). (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)
By Will (age 9) and Lou (age 7). (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)
By Kirra (age 9). (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)
By Kirra (age 9). (Photo via Art Gallery of Peterborough)

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