A SHROPSHIRE artist is set to lend his expertise in doodle-style art to winter holiday activity sessions for children organised by a football charity.

The New Saints FC Foundation, the charity arm of Oswestry football club, has joined forces with partners across the area to run multi activity events as part of the Shropshire Holiday Activities and Food programme.

The free sessions will feature fun activities, sports and games open to children of all abilities.

Children at the holiday workshops will also receive free meals.


The activities will include three sessions featuring Shrewsbury artist Luke Crump who is attracting national attention for his doodle style artwork.

He said: “This is great chance to learn new creative skills while having loads of artistic fun.

“Those taking part can take home their unique creations and all materials are provided.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone there.”

He will be spreading the joy of art in two workshops on Wednesday, December 20 at The Centre in Oak Street, Oswestry.

The first workshop takes place from 4.30pm to 6pm for juniors aged from 10 to 13 years.

The second workshop is for young people aged 14 to 16 from 6.15pm to 7.45pm also at The Centre.

Luke will also be running an art session for Whittington Youth Club at Whittington Senior Citizens Hall on December 21 from 5pm to 9pm.

Gill Jones of the TNS FC Foundation said that the foundation had been delighted to be able to book Luke to run the three sessions.

She added: “Luke is an incredibly talented young artist who brings a huge amount of enthusiasm and energy to his workshops.

“I’m sure everyone taking part in the workshop will have a wonderful time and be inspired to use their own artwork to express themselves.”

The foundation is also organising activity sessions for four- to 12-year-olds throughout the winter holidays at Woodside and The Meadows Primary Schools in Oswestry, as well as Morda, Gobowen, Ellesmere, St Martins and Weston Rhyn.

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The events are supervised by fully qualified sports activity coaches and youth workers who regularly work with the foundation.

The activities take place on December 20 at St Martins, December 21 or 22 at Woodside, The Meadows and Ellesmere, and at Morda, Gobowen and Weston Rhyn on January 2 or 3.

There are limited places available, and registration was essential.