Saturday, 19 June 2021

Derby Arboretum Well Dressing

We had a whole week making 5 super well dressings in Grove Lodge. We worked with Rosehill Infants, St James Infants, Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity and many lovely volunteers. The well dressings were launched on the community garden in Derby Arboretum with a great celebration. 

The project was funded by Foundation Derbyshire.















Monday, 31 May 2021

Lost Words Collage - Derby Book Festival

We spent the May Bank Holiday creating a wonderful collage using images from the Lost Words Book as part of Derby Book Festival. Families came and helped create birds, rabbits, weasels, and dandelions. They are being displayed in different libraries around the town.











Saturday, 15 May 2021

Wild Wellbeing sessions with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

We delivered 4 zoom sessions as part of Mental Health Awareness Week funded by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. 

The activities were Wellbeing Mobiles and Re-Wilding the Arboretum Postcards, we had a fun time.













Sunday, 9 May 2021

May Fest event in Derby Arboretum

We had such a lovely sunny day for our May Fest celebrations on Derby Arboretum. Spiral Arts decorated the Orangery building with all the artwork created over the 3 zoom sessions and also with lots of hot air balloons from last year's Lark Event. Thank you to Rosehill Infants School for painting the lovely cardboard flowers which we displayed on the veranda of Loudon Lodge









Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Maypole Dancers inspired by artist Keith Haring with Marie

Marie showed us how to create Maypole dancers inspired by the dancing figures of artist Keith Haring. We had a lot of fun drawing dancing dogs and dancing hearts too. 

Here is a screenshot of the session.



Saturday, 24 April 2021

May Crowns Video Workshop with Kate

Our 3rd creative video was with Spiral Artist Kate Smith making May Crowns. Watch Kate creating crowns from flowers and leaves from your garden for the May Fest Celebrations.




Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Suncatcher Workshop with Kate

Kate delivered a great workshop on zoom to create Suncatchers for our May Fest. They look stunning.