18/05/2020 – Creative opportunities

Here are the details and links to the information I will be chatting about in my ‘Creative Catch-up’ on BBC Radio Suffolk with @JournoJon tonight :)

I will also be challenging Jon Wright and Matt Marvell with a creative challenge from the 3rd edition of the  FREE Activity Art Pack from Firstsite, Colchester.

Opportunities to be creative…

I believe that being presented with the opportunity to be creative is really important. On previous weeks we spoke about the fear that many people have of a blank sheet of white paper and how you can start to overcome this common barrier to creative.

Today I want to give you a few creative prompts for you to go away and have a go at. Someone setting you a task and encouraging you to play and explore an idea can be all that you will need to start a lifelong exploration of a medium or practice. I did exactly this 3 years ago with a lino printing kit, that led me on to leave my job as a teacher and follow my dreams to be a full-time artist.

Colchester + Ipswich Museums

Struggling to find inspiration? The wonderful Colchester + Ispwich Museum team have been sharing a variety of activities to help educate and entertain. Inspired by the collections across Colchester and Ipswich museums, from art to nature, archaeology to social history.

You can follow all the entries and involvements on social media for all the latest ideas, or find our growing library by search the hastag #MuseumFromHome

Colchester + Ipswich Museums

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust photography competition for kids

There is still time for youngster of Ipswich to enter The North West Ipswich B.I.T. photography competition. Check out their Facebook page for more details.

This competition is the brainchild of local resident Rachel, who happens to be an former colleague of mine from my time in teaching. Children are challenged to capture a view from their window, anything they can see, but NOT including any people. I will be judging the entries and you have until May 23rd to enter, there are 4 age categories and prizes for winners. For more details please email traceydockery@nwipswichblt.org.uk

Raisin’ Art Skills

We all know that kids are told they shouldn’t play with their food, but what about the packaging? Sun-Maid California Raisins have launch a Craft Club with the aim to of enabling and amplifying creativity in households around the UK.

This brand-new Craft Club is hosted by TV Presenter, and recent Dancing on Ice alumni, Radzi Chinyanganya. He will be lead kids in four online crafting classes, helping them to get their creative juices flowing and leave mum and dad in peace for half an hour! 

Radzi said that “during this time it’s so important to keep kids entertained and creative”

The first video in the Craft Club series was launched (today) Monday 18th May at 10am on the Sun-Maid California Raisin UK Facebook page.

Radzi Chinyanganya


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