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This 3-day, all age summer workshop proved to be something
special. One of the things we wanted to encourage was an
appreciation of the environment and especially some of the trees in one of our
local parks. Many arts based activities over the three days aided this process
including the following
A tree trail - where participants had to spot and
identify twelve trees in the park from a colourful worksheet that we had
Using poems, books and poetry to stimulate creative
writing and drawing.
After looking at images of some of Andy Goldsworthy's
environmental art the participants went off, alone and in small groups, and
created a wide variety of their own work - ranging from abstract patterns to
a 6ft "leaf" snake emerging from it's hole in a tree.
The story "The Man Who Planted Trees"
was used as a basis of group drama activities.
A large tree mobile was created out of individual pieces
of artwork created by ALL of the workshop participants.
We are currently looking to build on the elements of this
workshop and extend it to be used for environmental and heritage projects in
other parks and green spaces. It would be particularly suitable for schools and
other young people's groups or clubs. Please
for more information or to book an environmental workshop.