As part of Select Home Help’s 31 Days of Kindness campaign, they ran May’s Myriad Studio, they came to create Rocks of Kindness to spread a little cheer in Penrith. We all enjoyed a relaxed evening painting rocks with inspirational messages on. The rocks will be placed in Penrith to brighten someone’s day during Select … Read moreMay 2018 – Kindness Rocks!
This month we created out own Cumbrian Art Attack! Inspired by Neil Buchanan on his programme Art Attack, we created a massive artwork about Cumbria on the floor of the engine bay at Eden Arts! We made a list of many things we love about Cumbria and spent an hour and a half fitting it all into … Read moreApril 2018 – Cumbrian Art Attack
Playing with Clay! This workshop gives people a chance to be social while making whatever they wish from clay. Anna shows everyone all how to “wedge” the clay…which meant they had a very enjoyable time throwing clay around..before making something with it. There is no pressure to create something finished or beautiful, but there is … Read morePlaying with Clay
We created contributions to the Stitch a Tree project by Thread Bearing Witness. The project aimed to connect communities and individuals across the UK to show support for displaced people around the world. Participants were invited to stitch a tree which will be arranged into a large embroidery called Forest by artist Alice Kettle. Forest … Read moreJanuary 2018 – Stitch a Tree
This month we were delighted to be joined by Artist Helen Walsh who came by to show us some intriguing book creating techniques! (More info about Helen can be found here – www.delicatestitches.co.uk) We had a wonderful time creating ingenious fold out sketchbooks and envelope books out of a vast array of different papers. It was great … Read moreNovember 2017 – Inventive Books
We made faeries for one of Eden Art’s Projects! We played with leaves, feathers, string and sticks to create little winged creatures often referred to as faeries. It was a really fun session as it was great really letting our creativity loose on the materials. Find out about the Eden Arts project here www.theunseen.space
This month we got together to create a fabric patch for the Cumbria people’s patchwork! The people’s patchwork being created by The Quilters Guild and BBC Cumbria to celebrate 50 years of local radio sewing communities together. We created a 10″/25cm patch featuring something we love about the Cumbria like sheep, fells, rivers, mayflies or topiary. The patches were … Read moreJuly 2017 – Cumbrian Patchwork
This month we combined science and creativity as we all created electric sculptures! Basically, you create an electric circuit using salt dough as your wires. By using conductive and non-conductive dough cleverly, you can create dough sculptures which light up, buzz or even move! We had a fun and challenging time trying to make our … Read moreApril 2017 – Electric Sculptures