Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Uni Weavings

It was a tepee frenzy at Derby University, we worked with students from the Childhood Studies course to create 4 tepees in various themed colours.
We had 'Under the Sea', 'Fairytale Castle', 'Winter Sparkle' and 'Autumn Leaves'.
They are sited around the university grounds.

'Make a Feature' Masks

Half term in the Arboretum saw us creating windmills and masks with families.

Here are a couple of the quirky masks!!

Fairtrade Sculptures

Derby City Fairtrade Group commissioned us to create two sculptures to promote Fairtrade Fortnight 25 Feb - 10 March.

We delivered a couple of workshops to create them with St James Junior School, Derby and a group of creative families in the Arboretum Park.

Here are some of our photos.

Its Celebration Time

Erewash Museum in Ilkeston saw a great number of Chinese lanterns and dragon puppets.

We had a great day creating and a great procession through Bath Street in Ilkeston for a Chinese New Year Celebration on the Market Place. Ribbon Dancing, Mask Dancing and Poetry.

Here are some of the lanterns created in the day.

More Chinese Dragons...

Early February was busy with Chinese Dragon making.
Ladywood School, Kirk Hallam and Redhill School, Ockbrook enjoyed the delights of concertina dragon body making.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Ilkeston Dragon Academy

Here are some photos of Year 7 students with their dragon puppets.

Dragon Puppets for Chinese New Year

We have been very busy working in schools to prepare for Chinese New Year.

We started in Draycott Primary then to Sawley Infants and then to Ilkeston Academy to finish this week.

Many thanks to all the teaching staff - Mrs Harral, Miss Jenkins and Mrs Melia and of course, the lovely children.
Here are some of our photos.

Beautiful Bunting

We were invited to work with The Parent Carers Group that meet at St Mary's Church Rooms.
We created beautiful strings of bunting using stencils, acrylic paint on fabric and elastic, in between they were able to have a bit of pampering too!!
Here are some of the photos