Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Foil Decorations @ Madeley

We created a wonderful christmas tree for the Madeley Youth Centre, covered with shiny decorations using foil, string and marker pens.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

St Thomas Church - Schools Project

We are working with St Thomas Church in Derby to create school art and activity packages. We have been concentrating on the beautiful mosaics and stain-glass windows in the church and basing activities on these elements.
In the new year we will be meeting with teachers from local schools to show them our ideas for their classes to use when they visit the church.
Here are some of our prototypes for mosaic activities.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Christmas cards @ Harold Court

We made some festive greetings cards with the lovely ladies at Harold Court, using decorative wrapping paper.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

LUMINATE Lantern & Light Festival

A wonderful Luminate festival at the start of November, over 200 people came along, the weather was dry, a bit chilly but perfect for a lantern procession. 

We were accompanied by violinist, Helen Hitchcock, together with Chip Off The Old Morris team, musicians and dances, and Mick McNaught providing guitar and hurdy-gurdy music in the Orangery.
The Friends of Derby Arboretum helped organise the event, supervising the sculptures, making and serving the hot soup and taking photos. Well done to everyone for a great community event.

We invited artists to create light sculptures for around the park as well as having 100 lanterns to carry in the procession. 

Patrick and Ria Ashcroft, Green Man and Ice Queen

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Lantern Making in half term

We had a busy half term week working with Madeley Youth Group, the ladies at Goldsquad and 2 days of open workshops making lanterns for the LUMINATE lantern festival in the Derby Arboretum.
The week finished at the Derby Mini Makers Faire at Derby Silk Mill Museum. We worked with 130 children to create the LUMINATE banner, phew!!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Particle Project - Middle Street Banner

Middle Street had an open day, where we created a canvas banner for the centre with visitors and participants. The banner pictures activities that take place at the centre such as gardening, yoga, painting, drumming, music and of course cups of tea!!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Particle Project - Mirror Mosaics

At this session we created mirror mosaics with the members at Middle Street.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Particle Project - Glass Beads Mosaics

We delivered a session creating glass bead mosaics with the members.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Particle Project - Button Mosaics

We have been working with members of Middle Street Resource Centre in Beeston. At this session we created buttons mosaics.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Finger-knitting @ Harold Court

Another busy session, at Harold Court with the ladies, finger knitting, chatting and drinking tea!!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Concertina Landscape @Buxton Museum

We spent a lovely a morning working with families at Buxton Museum creating concertina landscapes.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

TOUCHWOOD - Exhibition in the Orangery

The project was celebrated with an exhibition in the Orangery for 3 weeks, and was on display and open to the public during the Lark in the Park on 2 Sept.