For the third year running, I will be facilitating workshops at the wonderful New Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester.
Eco Jewellery, Monday 27th October, 10am – 12.30pm, Age 7+
You can make very funky jewellery for boys and girls out of everyday household materials like sweet wrappers, straws, beads, buttons, ribbons – or anything else you like. Be inspired to recycle. All abilities welcome. – See more at: http://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/making-time/children-and-family/craft-workshops-for-children/eco-jewellery#sthash.x0cCckL8.dpuf
Little Book of Nature, Monday 27th October, 1.30 – 4pm, Families
Illustrator Sarah Millin will help you create a special book of nature using drawing with collage to develop a storybook in words and pictures. Write about your favourite animals, birds, plants or landscapes. Designed for adults and children to work together. – See more at: http://www.newbreweryarts.org.uk/making-time/children-and-family/craft-workshops-for-children/little-book-of-nature#sthash.Md5Y7DVl.dpuf
For the third year in a row, I was privileged to be asked to be the judge for arts and crafts at the Worcester show.
Here are some of the medal winning entries for the miniature gardens (2) and a misshapen vegetable with a humorous title (2).
I was invited to be a guest speaker by the Education department to talk about my career in arts and education at Worcester University. I was introduced to some very enthusiastic first year students who were in the process of deciding whether to teach as a career or whether to work in an alternative based education career. All of the students were doing joint honours degrees with education as one path combined with another subject.
Its been an exciting month making coffin handles with Nelson Primary School in Birmingham, yes ‘coffin handles’. I am delighted to be working with the Coffin works, a museum which will be opening next year in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Please visit: http://coffinworks.org
It has been one of the most challenging project so far, making coffin handles from scrap materials. They will be exhibited at the Coffin Works next September when it opens. In the mean time, the next schools will be making shrouds and coffin stamps.
I have been enjoying creating some illustrations for a fine art publisher in Vermont. Here is one of them.
Do come and join me and Dawn Woods from the Schools Library Service, at The Hive in Worcester.
For the second year running, I was asked to judge the arts and crafts at Worcester City Flower Show. It really is the highlight of my year, seeing the wonderful array of children’s creativity in my nearest park. Here is one of the fabulous winners!
‘Smiler’, the onion jellyfish won first prize for an exotic animal or bird made from fruit and vegetables. So very inventive.