On Friday 28th June, 2013, myself and local artist, Sue Bulmer, invaded Bulwell St Mary’s Church of England Primary School to deliver a full day workshop, combining art and words. What followed was an explosion of creativity:
The children were asked to work on a 12ft (I don’t know how long that is in meters, but its very long!) collage, depicting a magical landscape. Sue provided a template complete with her iconic birds and houses and my challenge was to inspire the children to write something creative to complement their illustrations. Both concepts were met with huge success!
The children enjoyed the freedom of being able to work creatively without the constraints of National Curriculum. It was a true explosion of creativity.
It is hoped that myself and Sue continue to deliver these workshops on a regular basis, as they give children the opportunity to explore expressive arts and it allows the teachers to have a well earned break!
I know after running the workshop with Sue, we both commented on how rewarding the experience was. Rewarding and tiring!