Occasional jottings from my daily work and travels
Sunday, 17 November 2013
creative children at Two Rocks Primary School
A big thank-you to teacher and TRYCAN member Renae Spowart, who arranged my visit last Tuesday to Two Rocks Primary. I had a busy time, talking to seven classes of attentive and appreciative students about the family heritage of making-do which inspires my work. Best of all was the final talk, to Ms Spowart's Year 3 class, where I had time to include a brief activity. Inspired by my family collection of old rag dolls and the sock dolls made during the residency, the children created a wonderful range of dolls and sock puppets using pegs, socks and a variety of scraps. I managed to get photos of some and also a few descriptions. I hope to have the whole class's dolls on display, with their stories, at the residency exhibition at the end of November (more on that in a later post). What a wonderful talented class!
A cotton ball red-back spider, and a sock puppet horse
A crazy-haired, googly four-eyed monster
Happy family in the making - Dad was missing from the group only due to the lack of a third sock!