Posts Tagged ‘workshops’

2 day workshop at Hampshire school

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

We had our first taste of a very hot summer’s day this year, it was  a joy to be working outside and I was glad to have my sun hat!  The first day of workshops involved Key Stage 1 children, we wove willow petals which were assembled into willow flowers.  The next day, Key Stage 2 children made a willow deer including the frame, they worked hard and were delighted with the finished piece.


Museums at Night – Bishops Palace, Wells

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

5  lantern making workshops spanning from Easter weekend and through another bank holiday weekend culminated in a fantastic evening on 19th May.  There was story telling, stilt walkers, choral singing, a very amusing jester, harp playing ending the evening with a lantern parade to the beat of Samba Sulis and fire dancing.  It was, yet again, a pleasure to work at the Palace.


Dragonflies – Shepton Mallet

Friday, July 1st, 2011

More dragonflies… another workshop at The Art Tree Gallery in Shepton Mallet, the dragonflies are becoming more anatomically correct!

… and a cow – Somerset

Friday, June 17th, 2011

10 butterflies, 5 fish, 3 deer and a cow!  I am not sure that I have been involved with the making of so many beasts in such short succession before, it has been fun although my fingers are looking rather worse for wear.

Yesterday I worked with a very motivated group of Learning Support Assistants, they were all new to weaving and were given the task of making a willow cow! (to reflect the local environment of the school).  The sun came out and the task was embraced with an enthusiasm which grew stronger as the day progressed – what a  pleasure for me!  By the end of the afternoon the cow was complete with a bell and a daisy in her mouth!