Sunday 16 October 2011

Time is flying!

The weeks are flying by, this time two weeks we will be welcoming our third group of recruits for the Ardagh School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. For those who haven't heard we are transforming the building and forest for some exciting family events at 1.00 pm or 4.00 pm on Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th or Monday 31st October. (See poster below). We've been so busy already with preparations that we didn't find time to update you on this week's events. Here's some pictures and details of what was created in the last week or so:


On Monday the 8 to 12 year olds looked at abstract art, especially how colour and shape can be used to show emotions and expressed their reactions to a range of different music styles including Mozart, Elvis and The Flaming Lips. They also had to chose their drawing medium to match the mood. After that they got creative with cardboard boxes and fabric among other things. The initial idea was to create spaces for their rag dolls and clay pieces, but two competing fabic shops developed, with lots of bartering and business management discussions thrown in!

On Monday morning we also experimented, using blind drawing to increase observational skills before drawing large scale autumn leaves.

The 4 to 7 year olds fitted lots into their hour this week too, experimenting with drawing materials on black paper, trying out weaving on cardboard looms and looking at a table loom in action before designing with felt pictures.

The Creative Embroidery projects are nearing completion too. This class will be continuing after Halloween as Creative textiles which will include patchwork, felting, batik, applique and lots more techniques. We are now taking bookings for all Block 2 courses which can be paid for weekly or at a reduced rate for the full block.

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