Saturday, 1 September 2012

Scraptorzoic Era workshop at Gryphon School, Dorset

Yesterday Fiona and Anthony ran a workshop for the new Year 7 intake at the Gryphon School, Sherborne, Dorset, as part of their summer holiday activities and initiation into secondary school.  ArtsLink funded the Scraptorzoic Era workshop, which entailed creating some scraptoroid creatures and spawn to contribute towards our forthcoming trail at the Magdalen Project, Dorset - the Scraptorzoic Era.  Linked to the jurassic theme and imaginary beasties, the children worked individually or in pairs, creating some inventive pieces using a whole range of recycled materials and techniques.  Some of these will form part of our permanent installation of giant scraptoroid creatures and spawn, which will sit under transparent domes in the gardens of Magdalen's Educational Centre.

We had a good day with them, the children loved the concept and all enjoyed exploring so many possibilities with scrap.  We hope this will lead to further workshops for our project.  Dorset Arts Council have already offered some funding and we hope to raise our target for the project by the end of the year.