inspired! a success story

'Your classes were great fun and very inspiring!
I loved the nests the most, I do a lot of painting at home so it was good to do something new and different. I hope you like my leaf creation I made today too! I was inspired by the garlands, I made them out of leaves which I rolled up + twigs + bark + I threaded them on a piece of plant stem. It all came from my garden, nothing from inside at all!' Cerys.

'I liked the sewing and all the painting. I also liked the stories and how they gave ideas of what you can do!' Abbie
'I liked painting the eggs and making the nests. I like the books that she read too!' Samuel

the WEAVE+WONDER platform

What a delightful ride! I thoroughly enjoyed teaching a beautiful group of children this week at our first WEAVE+WONDER classes in the Gallery Cafe! They are all so creative and unique!
The cafe was a 'theatre setting' of sorts for the classes with great interest from passers by! The children and I, however, were lost in our creativity, each one engaged thoughtfully and purposefully!

I am hopeful that the children were encouraged and inspired to express themselves throughout our making time together and have come away with a sense of pride in their work and delight in all they have achieved. It is my hope that these classes will be a platform from which, children will continue to search, discover and create with materials in nature and around the home.
The natural world is bursting with inspiration and collectable matierials for mixed media artwork - stamping with leaves and paint, mobiles with driftwood, seeds, almost anything! Good quality materials always satisfy a budding artist - a natural colour palette, good paint, quality pencils and textural collage such as wool and fabric...etc.
I am hopeful our story time GATHERED, our images of great art INSPIRED, and above all our making time NURTURED the artist in each of the children!
I have been so pleased and humbled by the interest in and support of WEAVE+WONDER and trust parents will see great value in encouraging creativity in their children. We believe that children who are encouraged to dream and create become great visionaries and leaders as they grow, having confidence in their own self expression. At WEAVE+WONDER we are passionate about children and creativity!
I am looking forward to posting some feedback from parents and children about our holiday workshops in the comming days!

an egg-straordinary event indeed!

from the nervous anticipation wrapped up in all of this....

to the sweet delight of this.....

is what has made this first launch of WEAVE+WONDER so completely satisfying.

Easter Workshops

Preparation for the Easter Workshops is almost complete!
We have been overwhelmed by the response and enthusiastic support of the classes - the school holiday week commencing Tues 19th April is fully booked and Gallery Cafe have graciously allowed us to run a second workshop, backing on to the Tuesday and Thursday classes from 11.00am - 12.00noon.
Our first series next week is almost full and we excitedly look forward to working with your children!
The children will EXPERIMENT with a range of media and techniques to complete their projects and I am looking forward to encouraging their creativity. I am passionate about the nurture of creative process in young children, believing that it provides an amazing framework for confident self expression as they grow.
Most of all, I am looking forward to HAVING A GREAT DEAL OF FUN!!