In January I was invited for an art residency at Hillview Primary. We worked together to design a wet felt making workshop for the children to learn about the felting process through creating a flower meadow using merino sheep wool. It was a great team building experience and the children enjoyed working from one of my illustrations for inspiration to create a beautiful felted flower meadow wall hanging for the school display. Through this collaboration the children are introduced to the fantastic work that Stewarts Garden Centre do to create a flourishing environment for our local wildlife and most importantly, bees, who are so important to our food chain. Stewarts are keen to support young gardeners and create an awareness of our natural surrounding. Stewarts have been supporting local schools and green art workshops for over 5 years through Little Green Fingers, a collaboration between myself and Stewarts, who fund art materials and offer a discounted rate for local schools to enjoy an art workshop. For a limited time, there are discounted rates available for local schools, please contact Nina for more information.
Art helps children understand the beauty of the environment that we so often take for granted.
For more of the workshops covered and bookings contact Nina on 07967 736762
Making a textile out of wool felt is a great way of getting the children to work together
Little Green Fingers 2013 and 2014 –
Art workshops for schools with local artist! Exciting new budget for Stewarts Country Garden Centre generous community arts project, Little Green Fingers. Stewart’s have been working with local artist, Nina Squire, for 5 years to develop a project that helps schools access high quality arts provision through an artist in residence. Stewarts have generously raised the funds available which has enabled Nina to offer discounted workshops to 10 additional schools this year. There are still spaces avalible so please contact Nina if you know of a school that would like to a workshop for arts week or a summer school project. Projects can be designed for your current school projects or Nina will design one especially for your chosen topic. More information at www.thepastelartist.co.uk or Nina on 07967 736762
These friendship poles are a lovely addition to any school garden
We’ve been working with felt provided by Stewarts Garden Centre, to
make flower meadows, we’ve looked at different artists to get some
inspiration including Van Gogh and Monet. These iris’s look fantastic!
I’ve been working with Hillview as artist in residence to make a collage out of the childrens pastel flowers as part of the terms ‘growing’ theme. I showed the children how to use the pastels and looked at a selection of flowers and these were the results! Thier flowers are nearly as colourful as the ones at Stewarts!