Clog Art - National Dutch Week 2022






Klompenkunst - Clog Art - Voor Kinderen



 A National Competition

Laat de (klein)kinderen Rembrandt spelen. Or… Are you still a child at heart? Discover your innerVan Gogh… With something that couldn’t be more Dutch – klompen!

Are you Nederlands? Then you probably have some old clogs sitting by the front door. Don’thave any? That’s a great excuse to go shopping at a local Dutch shop, and get some speculaas at the same time. Or invite yourself to an old friend’s place for a koffie, and see what they’ve got. Or create a clog from papier, karton – or any materials really.

Dust off your clogs and get creative. And (grand)parents…? Help the lil’ ones.

Colourful Art Works – Floating on the River

All children from 1-18 years old can participate. In our national Klompenkunst

- Clog Art Competition - at the Big Dutch Day Out, in Foxton.

The rules are simple:

  • Create a Colourful / Arty Clog: traditional or modern (think Delft Blue / Māori art / Mondriaan / landscape / tulips / kiwi or tui / cows / cheese etc etc)
  • Make sure it can float – 5 metres (on a string)
  • Option: Give it a sail? And create any kind of sailing clog
  • (Grand)parents can help (make it ‘seaworthy’), but the art should be done by the kids
  • Have fun with it all!

And bring your Artwork or Sailing Boat to Foxton, on the Big Dutch Day Out.

(or courier the Clog by Wed 20 April to the address below)

The Judges will check, if it indeed can float. On the calm waters of the Foxton Awa River: Artist Ans Westra / Ambassador Mira Woldberg / MP Marja Lubeck / Johnny Langen.

 The Foxton Windmill Trust; Big Dutch Day Out: Sat 23 April – 11am to 3pm

11.00am      OFFICIAL START of Big Dutch Day Out: Kite Making / Castle Games / Oud-Hollandse Spelen (Odd Old Games) AND… much more: food, art, music etc

12.00am       Ambassador announces OFFICIAL START of Dutch Week - 300 Kites fly up in the air

 1.00pm       Art Competitions Prize Giving: De Molen ‘Diversity’ art + Klompenkunst’ Clog art

Bring/Send Entries to: Clog Competition, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, 92 Main Street, Foxton 4814

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