Today we had fun making prints using the natural pigments of leaves. We folded pieces of unbleached cotton in half, sandwiching the leaves between the two layers of fabric. Then we laid the fabric on a wooden block and hit Continue reading Leaf printing
Today Grace from Creative Minds planned a session of engraving art, an activity a few of us had tried before but not since childhood! We used scraping tools to scrape away the ink covering a layer of metal foil to Continue reading Engraving art
This week we recycled empty cereal boxes into positive postcards to keep for ourselves, send to someone or swap with another group member. Positive postcards involve decorating one side of the postcard and writing a positive message on the other Continue reading Positive Postcards
Today Mark brought in a selection of yarn, instructions for Scandinavian yarn dolls and God’s eyes, crochet hooks and pom pom makers for our monthly full day drop-in of creativity and chat. God’s eyes were the most popular activity, with Continue reading Woolly Fun!
This week, Grace from Creative Minds introduced the medium of air drying clay. We didn’t need any special skills because Grace had brought along textured items so we could simply make imprints if we wanted to. Grace showed us how Continue reading Air dry clay
Today we had a great time making bunting using Sharpies. We drew and coloured our designs onto precut cotton triangular bunting flags. When we felt we had the right amount of flags we had them sewn into bunting. Spelling out Continue reading Making Sharpie Bunting
Today we were happy to see Grace from Creative Minds who introduced the activity of making stained glass style art from cellophane, tissue paper and laminating sheets. We had lots of lovely resources to work with as usual. We began Continue reading Stained glass art with cellophane and tissue paper
This session was led by Grace from Creative Minds who introduced us to mosaics. Grace had brought plenty of mosaic inspiration for us to look at and had asked us to bring in any interesting ceramic tiles, plates or cups Continue reading Marvellous Mosaics!
For anyone who wasn’t able to attend our chalk pastel session, or anyone who would just like to try out different ways of using pastels, we have made a compilation of some of the techniques you can use. You can Continue reading Chalk Pastel Techniques
Today we experimented with chalk pastels in a session led by Grace from Creative Minds. We were a large group with some new faces which was fantastic. Grace had brought in plenty of pastel paper and pastels; there was a Continue reading Chalk Pastels