Fridays are Wild Art mornings at East Dartmoor NNR Yarner Wood in the Woodland Centre 10-12 £5 per child Starting with Flag making on Friday 2 August We will be using sewing Machines Bookings from Bridget 07766342723 firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop Source to Sea at Hatherleigh on Saturday was very successful with over 300 people visiting the Old Schools to look at the Exhibition and take part in putting their mark on the banner - A fantastic job by workshop leader Naomi Hart and helpers Suzy Maxwell and Patricia Lomax
I heard that it is National Dragonfly week , I thought that was worth a celebration, so a new flag emerged , have you ever looked at how long it takes for a dragonfly to emerge as an adult ? In large species it can take 2- 3 years from egg to adult!
From Source to Sea – Create a giant communal painting
Facilitated by Devon Artists Network
Cost – Free
Venue – Old Schools
Age Group – Family
Time – All Day Saturday
Join Naomi Hart to help create a giant communal painting based on the Lew and Torridge Rivers, from source to sea, highlighting their ecology and wildlife.
This can include settlements, towns, water, rocks, the river banks, plants, fish, animals found by the water (represented as animals or by their tracks in the mud), roundhouses, stone rows, cairns, burial mounds and rituals and the finished painting will represent a cultural and ecological ‘map’ of the rivers and their surroundings.
The workshop can be loosely structured with people ‘dropping-in’ to paint a small section. As the canvas will be large, around 5metres long by 1.5m wide, several people can work on it all at the same time – up to 20 at a time.
As the painting skills needed are basic, all ages can join in and either work on one bit together or separate parts of the river. There will be visual material available for people to respond to if they don’t know the river well.
The public/participants will learn about mixing paint colours, mark making, teamwork and about different ways to represent things in the real world. They will also learn about the geography, geology, history and ecology of the area and see how people and the river fit into the environment.
Saturday was a fun workshop with the sun blasting down on us, it was a good opportunity to do some shibori tying and dying , it dried in no time ! The next workshop in August is Saturday 10 looking forward to it to do some more experimenting- do you think the sun will still be shining?
Mary Harald who is a volunteer with the Butterfly Conservation Society borrowed my Butterfly flags for an Open day on Saturday at A la Ronde near Exmouth. I was glad to help make the stand look more colourful