Fossils, Art and Inspiration

 

Fossils, Art and Inspiration

2 days of art for grown-ups

Sunday 10th and Sunday 17ht March 2013

at the Dove Valley Centre, nr Longnor

experimenting with needle-felt and crochet

experimenting with needle-felt and crochet

two days of activities with artists from Stone and Water

 
printing

printing

 

These days are partly training for our existing volunteers, training for possible new volunteers and also just days for adults who’d like to have a go themselves. We have worried about the wording of these – we want to offer days for adults and teenagers rather than families – we do a lot of activities for family groups but sometimes it is good for grow-ups to have some creative time that is just for themselves…

These days also mark the overlap between the end of  our “Exploring with Stories” project and the start of the next phase of “Ancient Landscapes

drawing

drawing

 

Inspired by fossils from local limestone and the rich landscapes of the Upper Dove Valley, we’ll share skills, ideas and techniques giving ourselves time to experiment and reflect

 

No experience needed – just join in and have a go!

Workshops are free and materials are provided but spaces are limited so please book a place (either day or both)

Further details sent with confirmation

 

Sunday 10th: crochet your own coral, needle-felt a fish, printing fossils, small models of monsters

Sunday 17th: making tiny people, plankton cloths, casting fossils, just drawing, fossil lanterns

 

Booking and more information:

stoneandwater@btinternet.com

07791 096857

creating our own ancient rockpools

creating our own ancient rockpools

 

 

 

Remembering Love and Passion

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Image by Fran Halsall (link below)

Stone and Water grew out of a delightfully crazy set of lantern events that hit Buxton for 5, or possibly 6, years in the early 00s. After school and public workshops, In Pursuit of Love and Passion cavorted its way across the market place, down The Slopes and round the Pavilion Gardens on cold February nights.

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Propelled by the magnificent High Peak Samba, we dragged our way through Despair, let go of unresolved griefs (with the Wailing Women), reclaimed our forgotten dreams and under the gracious smiles of the Scarlet Women and the Goddess of Love and Passion danced our way into a smiling resolution.

L&P 10We worked on the reasoning that either a) it was more or less St Valentine’s Day so let’s set out in pursuit of some Love (and hope for passion as well) or b) this was the worse bit of winter, the time when winter just seems to be endless and that is the time we most need a bit of delight, excitement and silliness – so let’s go off and hunt for some Love and Passion

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The images from Love and Passion are delightful, so we’re going to post a few sets of them…Photos come from all sorts of people. Fran Halsall contributed a particularly memorable set several of which are to be seen here. We’ll credit other photographers as we go….but include Peter Philippson, Dave Lewis, Nick Lowe and moreL&P44

 

 

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Winter, wildlife and water week

Our Exploring with Stories project has added a few extra events to shape a week of exciting activities for the February holiday

 

 

Winter birdsWinter Stories

Tuesday 19th February

Capturing the cold with children’s stories and traditional tales and turning the best bits of those or your favourite wintry scenes into pop-up story cards and paper sculptures

       

Where? Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Terrace Road, Buxton, SK17 6DA

When? 10 – 12 and 1 – 3, free, open public sessions for all the family (children under 8 need to bring a grown-up) no booking needed, just drop by and join in!

(the Museum has other activities on that week as well – visit their website to check out what else is on)

 

 

 

Raven Day

Friday 22nd February

stone birdo copy

Celebrating the crows, ravens – and other birds – of the Peaks – making bird mask, fluttering birds on sticks and even origami birds to sit on fingers or shoulders

 

Where? Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Terrace Road, Buxton, SK17 6DA

When? 2 sessions, 10 – 12 and 1 – 3, free, open public sessions for all the family (children under 8 need to bring a grown-up) no booking needed, just drop by and join in!

 

WaterSinging the Wells

Saturday 23rd February

A chance to enjoy playing with voices, stories, ideas and instruments.  Celebrating our ancient wells by singing stories, places, landscapes and water – to sing the Holy Wells of the Hills. No experience needed – just bring a sense of adventure and the readiness to join in! Led by musician and singer Jos Razzell

The end of this workshop will coincide with the Raven Walk so that we can join the procession and visit St Anne’s Well

 

Where: Green Man Gallery, 55 High St, Buxton, SK17 6HB When: 1.30 – 4pm. The workshop is free but places are limited: please email or phone to reserve a place: stoneandwater@btinternet.com, 07791 096857

 

 

The Raven Walk

Saturday 23rd February

4.30 – 5.30pm, meeting at Bath Road entrance to Pavilion Gardens

Join the Stone and Water crew at the end of this week of Winter, Wildlife and Water for a walk round Pavilion Gardens. Bring Friday’s Ravens or flags, hats or masks and we will salute the rich and ancient waters of the hills and  the wild and wonderful birds of our wild and wonderful winds!

 

if you are under 12, bring a grown-up with you so they can join in too!

 

Meeting points; Green Man Gallery and then the Bath Rd entrance to Pavilion Gardens, 4.30

Duration: 1 hour maybe?

celebrate the cheerful birds of the Peak District....

celebrate the cheerful birds of the Peak District….

 

...and the fiercer ones too!

…and the fiercer ones too!

 

 

 

 

we gratefully acknowledge the support of Awards For All

we gratefully acknowledge the support of Awards For All