2021-03-06T10:00:00Z 2021-03-06T10:00:00Z

Join artist Rachael Coward as she shows you how to make your own four seasons tree. Each part of the tree will be decorated to show the changing landscape throughout the year. You will learn some basi...

Make a Four Seasons Tree

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  • Online: 06-Mar-2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Milton Keynes Arts Centre
  • 5 - 12 years
  • £1.50 - £4.50
Make a Four Seasons Tree
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  • Four Seasons Tree by Rachael Coward
  • The recommended ticket price for this workshop is £4.50 per family. If you are in a position to make this donation towards the running costs of the workshop, it is greatly received.

Join artist Rachael Coward as she shows you how to make your own four seasons tree. Each part of the tree will be decorated to show the changing landscape throughout the year. You will learn some basic printmaking techniques using recycled materials which will help you to decorate your tree with leaves, flowers and textures to complement each season. Assemble your decorated tree shapes to make a tree that is free-standing or a pop up card!

Recommended for ages 5+, children must be accompanied by a supervising adult at all times.

Rachael Coward is an artist and curator working across printmaking, book works and installation with an interest in heritage, people and places. She is also an art educator and facilitator, frequently working with young people and families. She currently lives and works in Cornwall.

What you’ll need:

- You can use the provided template to help draw your tree outlines, or draw them freehand

- 3x sheets of white A4 card (you can also use the inside of cereal boxes or paper but the thicker the better)

- Brown, green and blue paper (optional)

- Scissors

- Glue stick

- Coloured paints (these can be poster paint or acrylic)

- A paint palette (plastic pot lids or an old plate will work perfectly)

- Paintbrushes

- A selection of things to help make prints; sponges, tin foil, newspaper, cardboard, cotton buds, leaves you have picked up from walks in the park. Have a rummage in your recycling bin and see what things you can find with interesting textures!

- Something to protect your clothes and the table you are working on

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Family First Saturdays are for families of all ages to join in a fun and creative Seasonal workshops led by our team of artist leaders, inspired by form, colour or Seasonal traditions, workshops will be accompanied by a brief history of the subject, making method or materials used. Hour long sessions are designed to stimulate and educate children and young people in visual arts and heritage craft, supporting their creative development and experiences in:

- participating in arts and heritage craft activities

- learning about the artist tutors and their work

- sharing their artwork and ideas with friends, families and each other

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