Willow Withie model making:
This workshop involves making a structure from
willow withies and masking tape, of say a fish or a bird, covering it with
tissue paper and decorating it with sequins or glitter.
For older kids the process is quite complex and
requires them to take on 3d structure building, for the younger ones we make
simple 2d objects and focus on the decoration.
With either group it is an involving session and can be run with a mixed
group, we find it inspires many adults too.
We have a variety of different printing techniques,
again levelled at different abilities. Our favourite is block printing using
very simple and user-friendly materials the participants create a large
wooden backed stamp they can take away and use again and again. Other
workshops include mono printing, plasticene sausage prints and lino.
Again a couple of different styles. We do the
theatrical fitted head mask, that can be built on with papier maché
techniques for fairly able groups. Masks on sticks with moving eyes or
simple paper plate masks which will motivate the younger ones.
This is a pure eco friendly workshop set in woods or
a outside space.
We bring materials that bio-degrade and make art
from found objects (sticks, leaves, stones anything lying around) in the
past we have made installations in the woods, created huge tree mobiles and
made up a earth loving deity with an army of clay people as their subjects.
Always fun and healthy it is of course fairly dependant on the weather.
The kids make their own kite and fly them, in a day.
There is a fairly large choice of shapes and styles
we can agree on before we start, and like the withie workshops the emphasis
can be on decoration, or, practicality and style.