Community Polymer Clay Workshops....
As a free lance artist I can offer your organisation a bespoke Polymer Clay workshop which will be tailor made for your group. This could be an hour long session in a local library, an all day drop in session at a local nature reserve on a nature inspired theme, or a make and take at a Craft and Chat group.
Polymer Clay Workshops....at Wigan Flashes
I have run community based workshops for over 20 years. They are run on a 'drop-in' basis... children with their parents come along to a nature session run by the Wildlife Trust and then they come along to a creative workshop help in the great outdoors! (Weather and gazebo permitting!!)
Community Workshops at the Wigan Flashes
I work for this community arts organisation here in Sheffield in a variety of ways, sometimes using my clay skills or often making art with a whole host of other materials.
Ignite Imaginations Workshops....
Sea Cadets Polymer Clay Project - Sheffield
Toad Abodes at Plot 44 - Sheffield
This childrens event was held at a community allotment in Sheffield.
We had great fun making these cute little toad houses from old plascit containers, plaster of paris and pebbles and rocks. It was a beautiful sunny day too. There were lots of other activities that the children could get involved with.
Wardsend Cemetry and Watercliffe Meadow Primary School Local Heroes Project - Sheffield
This workshop linked an old abandoned cemetry with a local primary school. The cemetry was commemorating it's 160th anniversary and they wanted the children to remember the 'local heroes' that were buried there. They made the clay figures and also told us what they would like to be when they grow up. Their work was then displayed at the 160th Anniversary Open Day. Children and their parents came to look at the art work and then made some wild flowers that were found in the area.
Food Festival in the Winter Gardens in Sheffield - had great fun making all sort of yummy Fimo goodies
Map Project for Wigan and Leigh Hopsice
This project was created by year 7 and year 8 pupils from Hindley High School in collaboration with the patients at Wigan and Leigh Hospice.
Photographs of the local area and well known landmarks were taken, then a quirky map was created for the lounge area at the hospice. The young people were encouraged to chat the the people who stayed there about their memories and it was to dispel some myths about what a hospice is like. The young people involved were surprised at how happy and peaceful the environment was despite the reason why people were there.
Polymer Clay Workshops for
Ignite Imagination at Highfield Library in Sheffield
This workshop for Ignite Imaginations was based on the theme of Aliens from Space. The children had some art materials available to draw their aliens and some of them wrote a short story about them. They then continued on to create them out of the Fimo modelling clay.