Art Workshops at Conningbrook Lakes

Tuesday 21st May 2019


A series of public arts workshops involving local schoolchildren are being held at Conningbrook Lakes to celebrate the location’s unique environment.  

The workshops are being run by artist collective Outdoor Studios who are working with pupils from local schools.  The pupils have been informed of the work of the commissioned artist, Julia Clarke, and are then asked to use mini-journals to record seed journeys and natural soil pigments and found materials to draw or write with.  They then learn Hapa Zome which is a printing method used to make fabric images of the plants.  Other workshops will include using clay to mix their own paint, building larger scale 3D sculptural forms and drawing foraged seed heads.  They will also learn about plant reproduction.

These workshops are all part of a public art strategy for Conningbrook Lakes, organised by consultants FrancisKnight on behalf of The Chartway Group Ltd, Latimer Developments Ltd and Ashford Borough Council.

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