A series of public art workshops involving local schoolchildren are being held at Conningbrook Lakes in Ashford which celebrate the location's unique environment. The workshops are part of a public art strategy which we have organised on behalf of The Chartway Group Ltd, Latimer Developments Ltd and Ashford Borough Council.
Seed Journeys, organised by artist collective Outdoor Studios for Kennington Primary School pupils, took place on 7th May, led by artist Laura Thomas. Informed by the work of commissioned artist Julia Clarke, the pupils used mini-journals to record the seed journeys, and natural soil pigments and found materials to draw or write with, before learning Hapa Zome, a printing method to make fabric images of plants.
The photographs are testament to the inspiring creative responses of the children participating and the sense of wonder and engagement the event generated.
There are further workshops in June and we can't wait to see the outcomes.