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Get Started – Calverlands

This is it! New project, new people, lovely sunny room! We are making fabric squares, which will be part of a memory quilt that the centre is going to exhibit in the museum later on in the year. Everybody is working with wonderful concentration and images and words are pouring onto the calico. Some people…

Bramley Fulfilling Lives Year 3: weeks 6 – 9

The last few workshops at Bramley Fulfilling Lives have been an exciting whirlwind of storytelling, prop making, movement, action and characters building. These wonderful sessions have created the building blocks for our performance – the finale at our Celebration event in December. Making our own Tales We have enjoyed working alongside the wonderful year 6…

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Bramley Fulfilling Lives: Year 3 – Week 1-5

    Ellie and I are back at Bramley Fulfilling Lives again – with 2 lovely volunteers Vicky and Dan. We’ve been navigating through stories from around the world and bringing them to life with our bodies and props in fantastical ways. This year we’re thrilled to be working with Bramley Primary School again, who…

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YOS BOOM Part 2

This is the second part of the project and we have a new group of young people working with us for five days, during the summer holidays. Everybody has been provided with a sketchbook and we are discussing our interests in order to finalise ideas about what we are going to do during the week….

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YOS Boom Part One

On Wednesday evenings thoughout Spring and early Summer, we’ve been working with a group of young people here at Arlink. They’ve been invited by Will Donovan at YOS to take part in our art project, and we’ve thown a whole mix of activities at them. From microscopic photography, animated zoetropes, fabric painting, collaging, OHP projections,…

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Get Started – Bewerley Croft Year 3 Part 2

Week 6 We introduced the group to some still life drawing exercises using natural objects to make an intriguing composition. We practised with viewfinders to mask off areas of the composition to focus on a tiny detail. We used a wax resist technique. As ever, the group threw themselves into the challenge and produced some…

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Get Started – Wetherby Year 3, Part 2

Week 6 We designed and made nature garlands to hang in the outside area which we are turning into a sculpture garden, using pine cones, sheep wool, twine, willow, feathers and paint. The group loved arranging in different compositions for hanging. We were hoping to make outside in the garden, but the weather was too…

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Get Started Bewerley Croft Year 3 – Let’s Get Drawing

We are now in our third year at Bewerley Croft and this year we have decided to use drawing as our main theme. It was great to arrive back and find some of our regular participants (Neil and Graeme) already eagerly waiting for us to get started, and even better they have brought some new…

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Lilac – Weathering The Change

The Lilac group meet at Artlink monthly to explore their creativity in a range of artistic forms, or at least that has been the pattern for most of the last two and a half years.   But, finding the space more conducive to a variety of activities (and more spacious), we moved from the base at…

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Get Started Wetherby Year 3

Week 1 We are in Wetherby in the new premises, and we brought new activities  to add movement and colour into our sessions. The new premises are much nearer to the centre of Wetherby and there is a garden with trees and bird’s song! Everybody is excited that we are back! We are trying to…

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