Using a locally dug clay, explore the shapes and patterns and textures to be found in the leaves of the festival site. Make a series of small clay objects based on what you see. These will be dried and placed in a small fire in a wheelbarrow.
While the clay objects are drying you shall further explore the leaves of the site with drawings using locally sourced pigments (oak ink, clay chalk, and charcoal). You will explore the different names for the trees as well as some of the uses for the tree and it’s timber. The leaves and beads will be taken out of the fire cooled, and then made into badges and pendants for you to take home.
Age range: 5 years to 14 years SEN (younger children working with their carers). Parents/carers to remain present throughout.
Outdoor Studios provides artist-led workshops for creative experiential learning exploring environment, landscape, and place.
These unique learning opportunities are available through the collective expertise of a team of artists with extensive experience of delivering art workshops in and around Kent, connecting groups to natural and urban environments across a range of arts disciplines. They are printmakers, painters, writers, textile artists, photographers, film-makers, sculptors, craftspeople, ceramicists, and sound artists.
Participants of all ages and abilities benefit from the use of creativity to learn about and respond to geologically and historically rich landscapes, from forests and coasts to town and urban settings.
Duration: 2 hours max
Workshop provided by Outdoor Studios.