When: From 16th – 18th April 2014 (during Easter half term), 12pm – 3pm
Where: An Creagán Visitor Centre, Creggan, Omagh, Co Tyrone BT79 9AF
£: Free (participants should reserve a place in advance)
What is it?
Arts in the Woods is a free three-day event where families are invited to explore the great outdoors using creative arts. The event aims to provide an atmosphere of adventure using traditional classroom teaching mixed with outdoor activities.
The ethos of these workshops is to encourage creative explorations using a combination of arts and storytelling. The workshops are environmentally friendly and use sustainable local materials to create unique art inspired by the local forest, bogland and mountain landscapes. The event will be delivered by professional illustrator Clive McFarland.
During the workshops, children will be encouraged to gather up natural materials such as sticks, bark and nuts to make their own little character. By binding sticks together with string to make a body, using moss or grass for hair and perhaps even some clothes made with leaves, children can make their own individual wild creation. Once finished, children can find it a home, where it will become a little spirit. A spirit of a tree, a rock, a stream, it will be alive, a guardian of the wild; forever helping things grow, nurturing and protecting it.
This event is aimed at primary school aged children and all children must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
Arts in the Woods is funded by National Lottery Funding through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and by Lloyds TSB foundation for Northern Ireland.