November newsletter

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Scribble and smudge Highlights this month include:

Creative Kids, November 9th, at The William Morris Gallery. A Free workshop for under 5's. "all that Glitters" a workshop about May Morris jewellery. Suitable for about 2 years and up. Booking is essential. Two sessions available 10 til 12.30 am then 1 til 2.30 pm.

We will be at Church hill nursery celebrating their International day.  Please look at the plasticine pictures made at The Mill in the half term. They worked really hard at mixing colours and they made some really fantastic landscapes. Thankyou to the Mill and the volunteers, Jodi and Jane for helping me on the day.

The Red Turtle craft at The Kids film lounge, November 4th at CentrE17. Free workshop for those with a ticket on entry. The Red Turtle is a beautiful Studio Ghibli film, cert PG.Here are a few photos taken today at The Kids Film lounge in Centre17. Screening of the wonderful Red Turtle, by the Studio Ghibli. Fellow Scribble Akiko had fun with you all. Enjoy the photos.

Next month, December we are visiting The WWF headquarters to see how the Origami cranes you made are getting on. Crafting xmas cheer at The William Morris gallery for Creative kids.

Fantastic News!

Scribble and Smudge will be producing workshops in Waltham Forest for an exciting project with Artichoke . Dates and venues will be announced on my site and social media soon.

Creative Kids gallery of craft from the William Morris Gallery

Working in Early years education for the William Morris Gallery can be at times challenging. It certainly is a lot of fun Interpreting the adult world to digestible constructs through craft ( not to mention that it should be beautiful), games, song and food. Here are a few of things we have made over the last few sessions. The Walthamstow Toy library has been invaluable in helping with play toys. Those little crafters are just amazing. Enjoy!



Flower hunt

William Morris garden displays their flowers.



Patterned plates

William De Morgan Persian influenced colours paper mached into a plate.


Sinbad the Sailor's sail

A seafaring session of the 5th voyage of Sinbad and the flying Roc. William de Morgan Triptych tile of the galleon ship as inspiration

This weave was made a few session back, with artist Carolyn Abbott.

Summer art projects with kids 3 to 8 years old

Scribble and smudge were busy over the summer with producing workshops for Playschemes at Church Hill nursery and Low Hall nursery. We usually create something with them to extend further play. This year we made lollipops and vehicles. These would be good to replicate at home,  just simple materials around the house , paper plates, boxes, kitchen roll, and you're off.
The lollipops fired imaginative flavours, they talked about who to share their lollies with and also to play shops. Colours were layered, asking them as they went along what would that taste like? we used spinning techniques to make the swirls. Look how scrumptious they are. A good craft for a rainy day.

The following workshops we made vehicles with the playschemers, from cardboard boxes, kitchen rolls, with dowels, bobbins and mdf wheels. We asked them what would they like to travel in and they came up with all sorts of ideas, fantasy, real, vehicles to go somewhere or to take their toys in. Cars that were fast, cars that could race their friends and cars that looked "old". This workshop was good for a sunny day outdoors the cars, trains and automobiles were robust enough to race in the garden. Enjoy the photos.