Sunday, 27 November 2011

More Lanterns for "A lamp in place of the Sun"

We have just finished our "Wright of Derby" project which we called
"A lamp in place of the Sun" 
Working with children from Firs Estate, St James' and Gayton primary schools. We made lots of globe shaped lanterns and compared the willow framework to the shape of the orrery in the famous Joseph Wright painting 
" A Philosopher giving a lecture on the Orrery in which a lamp is put in place of the Sun"
you can see the painting and read about it here.
We also made some large lanterns which are still on display in the Orangery at the Arboretum Park, as well as taking part in the Derby lantern festival.
A BIG THANK YOU to all the children and  teachers who worked with us we had a great time, also A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all of you who turned up on the day to claim your lantern and take part in the procession we couldn't have done it without you.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

We Love Lantern Season!!!

Making lanterns with some talented students at the University of Derby.

Discovery Day at the Silk Mill Museum

Last month we ran a workshop at the Silk Mill Museum as part of their "Discovery Day" Lots of families visited and made whirligigs and giant cotton reel machines.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Diwali Festival at West Park Leisure Centre - "2 x fantastic, 2 x wow"

We had a great time making Diwali Diva Lamps at West Park with the creative people of Long Eaton.
Have a look at the pictures below and read their lovely feedback comments...

"Both my children enjoyed the crafts and the staff were very helpful and friendly" - Heather
"My girls really enjoyed the session" - Jane Abbott

"Lovely session, very calm" - Tracy White

"Best time ever" - Caire Rouse

"Superb! Thanks Emily really enjoyed it" - Julie Boothman

"2 x fantastic, 2 x wow" - Saskia