I’m teaming up with brainy Ruth MacLaren of Sciencedipity to bring a fab LED Light-up Christmas card workshop to Exeter Library. See flyer for details! Hope you can join us, it’ll be lots of fun 🙂
TAAG’s “Animated Magic!” Big Draw Event
There’s a whole range of exciting activities taking place between 14-27 October at the Big Draw event at TAAG in Northumberland Place, Teignmouth!
This year’s theme is “Living Lines” – aka animation – so come along and watch animations made by local artists and children, and if you want to learn how to make your own animated films, join in with some of the fab workshop activities we’ve got lined up. There is something for everyone, whether you’re 2 or 102!
We’ll be open every day between 10am to 5pm showing animated films made by local artists and children specially for the Big Draw, and displaying “behind the scenes” and still images to give an insight into how the animations were made.
Programme of Activities and Workshops
All day every day: Cartoon Hall of Fame: Come and grab some paper and pencils and draw your favourite cartoon character! You can take your picture home or pop it on the wall in our gallery area for everyone to admire! All ages: free drawing activity (suggested donation £1 to go to the brilliant Helen Foundation who have partly funded this year’s Big Draw).
18th October: Drive-In Cinema: Make your own cardboard box car and motor into our drive-in cinema to watch a selection of short animations specially selected for tinies. Booking essential. 11-12.30: Under-5s. £3, parents/carers free
19th and 26th October: Living Lines Drop-In animation workshopJoin Small World Animations’ Claire Evans and make your own hand-drawn animation. 11am-1pm: all ages; free (suggested donation £2)
21 October: Comics Club Animation Workshop Special! Design, make and animate your own superhero character in this Halloween-themed workshop! Can your superhero defeat the crazy scientist’s diabolical monsters? 10am-12pm: ages 5 and up (5-7 year olds must be accompanied by an adult); £3 per child; booking essential
24th October: Drive-In Cinema: Come and make your own cardboard box car and motor into our drive-in cinema to watch a selection of short animations specially selected for 5-10 year olds. Booking essential. 11-12.30: Over 5s and up. £3, parents/carers free; booking essential
FOR MORE INFO AND TO BOOK, CONTACT CLAIRE:
This was so much fun, and everyone made brilliant characters to go in our animations. Here for your delight and delectation is “The Adventures of Robin Hood!” Enjoy! 🙂
The Big Draw at TAAG in Teignmouth is starting on 14 October with exciting exhibitions, screenings and workshops for everyone!
Come and make your own animated superhero at the Comics Club animation special, find out how we made the intriguing animated drawings and paintings on show, or make your own box-car chevvy and motor along to the kids drive-in movie! Details below – and get in touch via email 😀
What a blast we had at BFP!! Two sold out stop motion workshops at The Watershed in Bristol and lots of creativity and brilliant characters with a bunch of very imaginative and creative kids 🙂
Animations coming soon, here are some photos from the day, courtesy of the lovely Alena who helped out brilliantly during both sessions!
Over the summer I’ve been working on a really interesting pilot project for Magic Carpet at Ide Surgery in Exeter, based on evidence that creativity and arts activities have a big part to play in wellbeing.
Every Thursday afternoon for six weeks I’ve set up a small table with printing equipment in the surgery reception area and invited people to take part and make a small nature monoprint while waiting for the doctor or nurse.
Some people declined, but chatted about hobbies and pastimes, while many, aged anywhere between 4 and 90 were happy to have a go, and very pleased with what they were able to produce in the ten minutes it took them to make their print.
I gained lots of useful insights during the project, and the hope is to set up a more permanent arts for wellbeing project with the surgery, which from chatting to patients and carers would be very welcome and highly beneficial.