Young People within the Community

Pear Day

Enviromental art activities were delivered at the annual Pear Day celebration at Cannon Hall Museum and Country Park.

Members of the public were able to 'drop-in' and create unique structures, sculputures and designs from twigs, leaves, fruit and petals collected from the grounds. Parents and grandparents commented on how lovely it was to see children emmersing themselves in nature.

 

Storytelling

The Children's storybook exhibition at Cooper Gallery was the inspiration for a series of engagement workshops. The workshops gave children an opportunity to explore different stories in creative ways, whilst promoting the value and enjoyment of reading.

The under 5's workshop explored Anthony Brown's book 'The Bear and the Magic Pencil', through dance and craft activities. Children enjoyed chanting the words from Allan Ahlberg's 'Each, Peach, Pear, Plum' and then experimented making their own rhymes using the rhythms of the original story.

 

Create and Play

Create and Play activities were based around two themes; 'making shelters' and 'at the seaside'. Natural materials were used to make shelters and imaginary worlds for 'pebgogs' (pebble people) out of twigs, string, stone and other natural objects.

Junk materials were used to create crabs, fish, sea and sand in a collaborative montage that depicted the theme of 'at the seaside'. Visitors of all ages took part with parents participating aliongside their children.

 

 

Christmas Junk Play

 

'Eddie the Elf and his Amazing Christmas Invention' was the theme of the 'Junk Play' workshops delivered by artists in role at Worsbrough Mill, Experience Barnsley, Cannon Hall and Elsecar Heritage Centre. Using a Christmas theme the elves raised awareness of the importance of re-using and re-cycling; parents and children participated in the workshops alongside one another.

 

Santa's Grotto Experience

A storytelling performance the Santa's Grotto Experience at Worsbrough Mill. Children and their parents were taken on a magical journey by Santa's elves to find lost present labels and the magic shrinking dust, so they could get down the chimney on Christmas Eve. Children and parents enjoyed helping Santa and his elves prepare for Christmas.

 

Effects of Anti-social behaviour – Visual arts project

 

Qdos artist Nicole Guy worked with a group of young people to create a largescale artwork that explored the impact of anti-social behaviour on individuals and the community. The participants discussed issues around the anti-social behaviour and the impact on individuals and the community. A large scale, colourful banner was created by the group with the caption 'Put Yourself in their Shoes' which is now on display in the Berneslai Homes office in Kendray. Some of the young people were also inspired to create their own paintings which they took home at the end of the project.

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Work with Young People

 

Pear Day
Storytelling
Create and Play
Christmas Junk Play
Santa's Grotto

Visual Arts Project