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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Remarkable Rubbish


Summer 2007 journal


On Tuesday 31st July my youngest Son, Harry, and I attended a workshop at Chatteris museum entitled 'Remarkable Rubbish' run by Fred White. The cost of the two hour session was just £3 and it was inspirational. Fred showed the children how to make 'creepy crawlies' out of cling film, computer wire and various beads and yarns - the results were fantastic!

Fred then went on to show Harry how to make masks from old cardboard boxes.




The children were asked to draw a picture of their creations before leaving, something for Fred's archive.
It was a great way to spend a morning and Harry wasn't the only one who enjoyed himself!

Details of the next workshop at Chatteris Museum, 'Nature's Handbag', can be found here.

6 comments:

bec said...

What a wonderfully creative way to share time together! Simply adorable. Your drawings are very well done-by the way.

Marie-Dom said...

Hello Anita.
I'm really enjoying your blogs and your art work and pop by regularly.
Fantastic work and such a good idea to keep a "Summer Journal" about the school hols. I'm not sure I have the discipline to do such a thing, but such a lovely idea. Curious: how do you like the Venezia sketchbook? How does it take watercolour? What's the paper like?
MD

Anita said...

Thankyou Bec!

Anita said...

Hi Marie and thankyou!
The Venezia takes watercolour very well, the paper is 200gsm Fabriano Accademia paper, the pages lie flat and it comes in 3 different sizes. It has a wonderful red and cream mosaic cover but no elastic which I remedy with an elastic band! ;)
They look stunning on the book shelf.

phthaloblu said...

What a great workshop! Love the mask. Who knew you could recycle cardboard into something so fun? Wish my teenagers were small again and wanted to do things like that again. I really miss those days. Glad you had fun!

Anita said...

Thanx Sherie. The mask was amazing and the whole workshop inspired me so much.....It proved to me that the best things in life CAN still be free! ;)