Curious Creatures (online visual arts, 5+)

Curious Creatures (online visual arts, 5+)

Curious Creatures I: Let’s Invent Our Very Own Treehouse

Join artist & story-maker Duffy Mooney-Sheppard in her Curious Creatures workshop – Let’s Create a Treehouse

In this workshop, we will imagine living high up in the treetops. What animals and friends will share your new leafy home with? Through drawing, you will design your dream treehouse. Then collaborating with your friends or family you will create a whole treehouse village.

Materials you need:

  • Paper or card of any colours
  • Something to draw or paint with
  • Scissors, Glue or sellotape
  • Optional: Collect some real leaves outside!

Curious Creatures II: Let’s Create a Puppet Butterfly

Join artist & story-maker Duffy Mooney-Sheppard in her Curious Creatures workshop – Let’s Create a Puppet Butterfly

What if, like a caterpillar, we could curl up into a cocoon for a long sleep and emerge transformed into a butterfly? In this workshop, inspired by the butterflies of all shapes, sizes and colours that flutter by, you will discover how to create a puppet of yourself with flapping butterfly wings.

Materials you need:

  • Paper or card of any colours
  • Something to draw or paint with
  • Scissors
- Glue and sellotape
  • A stick, chopstick or a stick from outside.

Curious Creatures III: Let’s Create an Adventure on a Cloud Book

Join artist & story-maker Duffy Mooney-Sheppard in her Curious Creatures workshop – Let’s Create an Adventure on a Cloud Book

Our imaginations float high in the sky in this workshop! Let’s leap on to a passing cloud and go on a floating adventure. You will find out how to make a picture book with a cover and use your book to draw the story of your bird’s eye view adventure.

Materials you need:

  • 1 A4 paper and 1 A4 card of any colours
  • Something to draw or paint with
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  • Optional: String

About Duffy Mooney-Sheppard

Duffy is a visual artist, arts program curator and workshop facilitator. A recent graduate of the MA Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts, she is drawn to the process of story-making as a way to explore ideas and share her curiosity about the natural world. With many years of experience working creatively with young people and cultural institutions and schools, she has developed her facilitation methods which are based in playful observation, imagination and telling tall tales. This year, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, she founded Little Islands Art Club, an online art groups for children and adults. Find out more at: www.duffydraws.com

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October 30, 2020