The sounds of the sea were heard at Norwich Puppet Theatre today ( thanks Darren!) An enormous boat, big enough for us all, rose up out of nothing. Young and old worked together to create a ship full of delights, singing sea shanties as we went.
What a treat playing at Corpusty and Saxthorpe Toddler group last week. I took lights and boxes there for a special free play session bursting with creativity, fun and adventure. It was great fun to watch!
This week I worked with Holy Trinity School in Essex for their arts week. I worked with the whole school of 4 to 11 yr olds over 2 days making paper cut portraits. On the last day we put them all together and made a time lapse film. You can see the film here. These are just a handful of the 250 portraits that were made. Every single one is different and they all looked awesome put together, representing the whole school.
Last Thursday was the first meeting of Aycorn east, arts and young children regional network. I delivered a workshop alongside presentations by Charlottle Arculus of Magic Adventure and Joy Haynes of Norwich Puppet Theatre.
In the east of England we have a wealth of enthusiasm, expertise and appetite for high quality early years arts practice, across all art forms. This network will hopefully grow to include other venues, artists, nurseries and organisations with passion for this exciting and crucial sector.
You can find Aycorn East on Facebook and Twitter to get updates on future events.
This photo was taken near the end of my workshop. We are all lying on the floor looking up at the extraordinary "thing" we have just made. Tower workshops are not only a great way to work with young children but are a fantastic team building, ice breaking, mind opening activity for everyone.
Happy days! This was great fun. The energy and excitement in the room was almost tangible. What was particularly lovely about this session is the adults were getting into it just as much as the children. Everyone was coloured in!
Just got this delivered for Weaving Walls next week at Norwich Puppet Theatre!
Drawing by just feeling
Drawing an object as a map of a landscape
Drawing without line
Beautiful objects from the handling collection at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich