Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Witchey Halloween in the Park

We had a busy afternoon in the park making our fantastic pop-up and down witches.
Parents and children had great fun gluing, sticking and cutting. And then we had a puppet show!

Flamstead Divas

We worked with the lovely people at the Flamstead Dementia Centre in Ilkeston creating clay divas for their Divali celebrations.

We used air-drying clay and used rollers and objects to press in and beads to decorate the divas.

Here are some of their designs.

Rangoli Galore!

Its Erewash Festival of Lights time again - the Divali Festival.
We worked with Redhill Primary School and Sawley Junior School creating beautiful Rangoli designs for their school celebrations.
Well done to all the children for creating a splendid display.

Redhill Primary School
The finished boards made a lovely display, especially around the large centre panel edged with sequins.

cutting the stencil

sprinkling the sand

Decorated with beads and sequins

      Sawley Junior School beaded panels

Back In The Day

Our latest project is working with the adult sight support group in Ilkeston and the young people from the Cantelupe Youth Group together reminiscing about the past and how celebrations took place when people were younger.
At our first workshop the two groups met and the young people chatted to the adults about their younger days and the celebrations they had.
We made stencils and painted with acrylic to create bunting flags for our end of project party.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Lighted Lanterns

The Goldsquad group at Quad created these interesting paper lanterns.
They used pressed flowers and leaves trapped between layers of tissue.