Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Last month's "Big Draw"

 Photos from our "Big Draw" workshop last month inspired by the lovely Arboretum Park, we were visited by some enthusiastic families who helped us make a forest grow here in the "Heart of the Park"

Friday, 23 November 2012

Wired Sculptures

The Carers group enjoyed making wire and paper sculptures in the park.
Our next workshop is Thursday 6 December 
Mixed Media Jewellery 12-3pm Heart of the Park, Arboretum Park, Derby

Chaddesden Supporters

We had a busy workshop with the Chaddesden Carers creating batik onto paper to make lanterns.

Everyone was keen to get involved and thoroughly enjoyed the session.

Happy Divali

Well done to all the children in Reception and Year 1 at Ladywood Primary School, Kirk Hallam and in Year 1 and Year 2 at Draycott Primary School, for creating beautiful batik pieces to make our wonderful banners for Divali.

They were displayed at Erewash Museum last weekend at a Divali Celebration.
Families  who came along were able to create sand pictures for the Rangoli Display in the museum courtyard.

Monday, 19 November 2012

To Everything There Is A Season...

We had a great time working with Year 4 classes at St James Junior School on a Seasonal Tree project.

We spent 3 days creating, printing, sieving, pulping, fusing leaves, wrapping fabric and wool and taking wood rubbings with crayon.

It all went together to create a splendid tree which is now growing in the library open space area.

Thanks to all the staff and children for working so hard. 

The tree will be created into a winter tree for the Year 4 Narnia project.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

There is a Gruffalo in the school...

We had a great two weeks creating characters from the Gruffalo story with St James Infants.

Here is the marvellous Gruffalo and the other animals in the forest.

Thank you to all the wonderful children and teaching staff at the school. 

Gardening at Holbrook Centre

We had a great time visiting the Gardening Fayre at Holbrook Centre for Autism in October.

We visited the woodland walk and the pumpkin stall, which one is Jenny and which one is Maureen??

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Is there a Gruffalo in the Arboretum?

We have walked around the Arboretum Park to collect leaves, look at the interesting trees and take tree bark rubbings.
We also looked out for the creatures in the Gruffalo story, but we only saw lots and lots of squirrels.

Here are a few photos of our leaf printing for a background display.

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day took place at Derby University on 10 October.

It was a very busy event with a variety of activities and information. 
We ran a batik painting workshop and we were delighted at the number of people who came along to participate and chat to us about our work.

Here is one of the excellent batik paintings created on the day.

Green Men in the Redhills

Green Men Making

We spent 3 days working with the children at Redhill Primary School, Ockbrook, Derbyshire.
They were creating a Woodland Forest in their school and needed some Green Creatures to peep out from the foliage.

We created a large Green Man figure with the junior classes and worked with Year 5 to create little creatures.
Here are some of the photos from the project, we all had a great time!

Making the Frame

Packing out the frame with newspaper

Our finished Green Man

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Creatures in the wood

We had a fun time making woodland fairies and squirrels in the Orangery in the park. Here are some of the fairy creatures.