A Caithness arts centre is appealing for youngsters to get creative in the crisis and make mini-artwork for a new mosaic.
Lyth Arts Centre, which is closed at present, is asking people to send in five-inch square drawings to form a marine mosaic aimed at celebrating Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters.
Once enough squares have been created, the mini artworks will be put together to create a county-wide collaborative piece.
It’s hoped the finished article will then be exhibited as part of Northern Lights Festival in Wick, which is still planned to go ahead in the autumn if possible.
Helen Moore, education and outreach coordinator at the arts centre, said: “We’ve got plenty of time to be creative at the moment.
“We want everyone to get involved, from ages 0 – 100, whether you’re a professional artist or haven’t picked up a paintbrush before.
“It can be on any materials from old pillow cases to papier-mâché – we’ve even had a glass artists get in touch to say they’ll do something in glass.”
Arts centre co-director Charlotte Mountford said: “The marine mosaic feels like a great way to get people thinking of the outdoors whilst many of us are stuck indoors.”
To submit tiles, people are asked to photograph their artwork and share it on Lyth Arts Centre’s social media channels and, where possible, to post to Lyth Arts Centre, Wick, KW1 4UD. More information is available from www.lytharts.org.uk