Thursday, 15 March 2012

Art Trolley!

I am the new art trolley leader at Mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. Join me and get creative using the Mima art trolley packed with all sorts of materials for making and creating. Suitable for all the family.

It’s free! To join in simply drop into Mima anytime between 1-4pm every Saturday.
Why not come along this Saturday and make your own card or very special masterpiece for Mothers day.
For more information about exhibitions and other events taking place at mima then visit –

Monday, 12 March 2012

African Textile Workshop

For the last few weeks I have been preparing for my latest school workshop at Saint Benedict’s RC Primary School.  I am working with year 4 pupils to produce two textile wall hangings linked with their creative curriculum topic Kenya.
Inspiration Boards
The children have been learning about safari animals and looking at and recreating tribal patterns of their own, both of which are incorporated into the textile design. A range of techniques are being used including batik, fabric painting and appliqué.

Today was the first session working with the children, they made a good start, take a look at how they got on -