Friday, May 23, 2008

Crafting with Fred Wizard

Completely forgot to blog about this group session run by Mr. Fred Wizard. Actually, his real name Fred White and he makes inspiring things out of paper, card and junk. He does workshops at some of the Fenland museums which I think we may pop along to in the summer.

He showed our group of very mixed ages some of the things that can be made from bits and pieces that are often just thrown out. 3D cardboard masks of weird and wonderful faces or dragons were very popular, so he showed us how to make 3D masks out of paper just by folding, tearing or cutting in various places. Most of the children (and adults) had a go at this. Others were taken with his beautiful drawings, which he called doodles (although they were very impressive and professional looking doodles) of country scenes. Starting with a simple drawing of a tree and then adding other trees, fields etc. Then you make the picture smaller using a photocopier and continue to add to the drawing, then make it smaller over and over until you've finished with a very interesting piece of art.

Very inspirational.

Ben's masks.
Katie's tree



At 11:26 am, Blogger Elizabeth (My Reading World) said...

That tree is excellent!

At 8:44 pm, Blogger Elaine, Ellies Treasures said...

Thanks Elizabeth. Elle


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