Children have been out from school doing arts ecology workshops in Wraxall Woods. Here’s a few snaps of their artwork so far…
What’s the Bluebell Project About?
The project is a celebration of our local woodland in Wraxall, West Dorset. Every spring the woods are carpeted in bluebells, campion, stitchwort, primroses and celandine. Amongst the wildlife, a resident white stag can be seen rutting in the early mornings.
With the support of local landlords, Dorset AONB, and a grant from the Ashley Family Foundation, we’ve opened up the woods to children from Greenfords and Sticklands Primary Schools, and the local community. A programme of workshops is a-foot. Children learn about the woodland habitat with Nick Gray from the Dorset Wildlife Trust, then with artists Sarah, Kathy or Flora, they create artwork, often amongst the bluebells, or in the project tent. Our explorations this year will lead to a spring puppet parade in 2020.
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Upcoming Workshops and Exhibition
Please book for all.
18th May – 1-3 pm Mono-printing Weed Workshop and Exhibition Collect leaves from the woods and turn them into beautiful detailed prints. There will be children’s artwork on display in the tent, and you can visit the Badger’s Bedroom in the woods.
12 places. Adults only, or Parents with Children. Book at firstname.lastname@example.org Workshop free but donations welcome.
Location: Project tent, Wraxall Woods.
On the A356, before / after the Rampisham Radio Station, take the turning for Cattistock and Wraxall. Drive through the woods and after the Manor House turn immediately right into the farmyard. You may park there, and walk back up the road to the gate.
Please let us know if you require a lift up the hill to the project tent. There is a portaloo on site.
Nov 30th 10 am – 2pm Lantern Making, Cattistock Village Hall
Make winter lanterns out of willow and tissue paper. Cost £8 per lantern. 20 places available. Parent and child / adults only. Book: email@example.com
July 26th & Aug 29th – Woodspeak Creators Workshop (Children), Evershot Village Hall.
Create a new language using descriptions, images and sounds from the woods. Squelch-hog, yellow-cup, bushy-fast-step. A fun team activity exploring words and images with a take-home sculpture. Details tbc at https://artsreach.co.uk/
Our Spring Workshops in Cattistock…