We have enjoyed working with the Sangam Ladies Group creating tote bags and printed tea towels. They have loved having the opportunity to create their own artwork using their own designs. They have learnt batik, embroidery, and textile printing. Hopefully we will be back again soon working with them again.
We had a couple of making days at Grove Lodge in the Arboretum Park with families over half term. We made pop up witch puppets and shadow puppets. Grove Lodge looked great with the spooky shadows at the window.
We spent a day working with families in the hayloft at Erewash Museum to create Divali arts and crafts. We first made clay divas decorated with shiny beads and sequins and then in the afternoon we made mini rangoli patterned boards using coloured sand and glass beads. We had some wonderful designs.
We worked with 120 Foundation and Reception children at Riddings Nursery and Infant School on a fun day project for the Play and Recycling Centre. The theme was 'colour and recycling', each child made a bird or a fish using simple threading
We have been awarded a grant from Foundation Derbyshire to deliver creative workshops with the Sangam ladies group who meet at Grange Hall in Littleover. At the first session we created clay divas to celebrate Divali in October. The ladies used beads and sequins to decorate their divas. They looked very lovely.