FAMILY ART 

SPRING BACK 

FUN FOR FAMILIES

ART CHALLENGES!

Spring 2021!

 

Free zoom sessions funded by Norfolk Community Foundation

with artist Genevieve Rudd. Send positive messages to the community

using nature and art! 

April 1st! 4pm - Make Positive Posters Inspiring Kindness in the Community!

These colourful posters will be shared with a care home and printed as postcards in the community to spread kindness.

April 8th! 4pm - Send Positive Messages with Nature and Art!

Go on a nature walk before this session and find natural materials. Meet on zoom to weave your beautiful natural materials with ribbon, wool, string that you have at home and recycled card.

Children are invited to play, chat and make together at these fun sessions with wellbeing in mind. Check resources and videos from a team of award winning professionals from mental health initiative www.bow-wowza.com 

Videos of the activities are also being shared for families in partnership with Sprowston Food Hub. Materials packs available on request. Thanks to Extraordinary Communities and Norfolk Community Foundation.

Book by emailing ruthie@ruthiecollins.co.uk

 

Winter 2020! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We offered activities and food parcels for families with Norwich's Local Food for Friends. Families could choose any of Norwich's woods, parks or riverside walks to go and have some fun out in nature! Enjoy a walk, hunt for five twigs of equal length, plus feathers, leaves or other natural things!

We also provided a bundle of fun, including a guided walk and hunt around Norwich Cathedral + their herb garden, a colouring in poem from Hollie McNish.

Happy nature exploring!

 

Make A Festive Star!

Materials

5 equal length/thickness twigs per star 
Scissors
Wool or string
Cardboard (for making tassels)
Foraged nature materials, such as leaves or feathers

Make a Nature Mobile
 

Materials

2 long sticks of equal length

2 short sticks

Scissors

Wool or string

Foraged materials such as leaves or feathers

Nature Explorers Video: Make A Nature Mobile | Ruthie Collins

Summer 2020! Celebrate Kindness! 

Why not show someone how much they mean to you by making them some art? Get together online, have a drawing challenge. Record someone a song and send it to them. Suggest to some friends you make art for a care home. Post a relative a picture you have made. Write a poem, comic, or story starring a champion for kindness. Draw a picture of your favourite most caring cartoon, film, or book character. Take a photo celebrating family or community. It's all art and we would love to see it.

We have compiled a list of FREE resources from all over the UK below, to inspire you.

Please enjoy this open access Facebook Live run by Make It Mindful. Create a rainbow collage out of recycled materials to celebrate kindness in the community.

Make A Rainbow
 

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CREATE COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS!

Create a picture, photo, video or piece of music to share with someone else in your community to remind them of the power of kindness. You could post it to family, friends, carehomes or class mates. You could give it to a neighbour, or someone to show how much you appreciate them.

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TELL US ABOUT IT, OR YOUR PAPER, RADIO OR SOCIAL MEDIA.

Take a photo of your art work and email it to us, remember to tell us about it! We will be showing photos of your work on the website, but why not tell your own community about it? 

 

Email your art work to: support@familyconnectfoundation.com 

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RAINBOW ART CLUB 

Norfolk Community Foundation are funding a number of free workshops for children for families based in and around Norwich, as part of a Rainbow Art Club - to make art celebrating caring connections.

We have teamed up with Make It Mindful Norfolk to run our first sessions!

 

We love them!

 

GET MAKING:

LET'S CREATE PACKS

ART ACTIVITY PACKS, FIRST SITE, COLCHESTER

THE INVISIBLE CURATOR
 

Across the region, cultural organisations, schools and communities have been working to help families in need of additional support through this crisis. Using National Lottery Funding from Arts Council England, they've been able help share some kindness and joy. 

Download a free activity pack or even gain an Arts Award: https://nnfestival.org.uk/festival-bridge/what-we-do/lets-create-packs/

 

Stay inspired with activities from artists including Grayson Perry, Antony Gormley, Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan, Cornelia Parker, Jeremy Deller, Vanley Burke, and many more. Anyone can have a go – there are no specialist materials required, plus their packs are completely FREE to download!

Over 48,000 people have downloaded our packs so far – from all across the world including Spain, New Zealand and Australia!

https://firstsite.uk/art-is-where-the-home-is/

Get inspired by amazing people from history. Aimed at 7 – 11 year olds, and containing a range of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths themed activities, these videos and resources suitable for use in school or at home.

https://www.knapsackproductions.co.uk/tim/

BRITISH LIBRARY LEARNING STORYTELLING PACK

BLACK LIVES MATTER

RAINBOW STORIES

Why not create a story inspired by kindness and community, with this fab pack from the British Library? 

Activity Pack https://www.bl.uk/childrens-books/activities/activity-pack

Check out these fantastic Black Lives Matter classroom resources that you could adapt for home, from artist Caryn Davidson - from posters, to activity books celebrating empathy, equality and diversity.

https://blacklivesmatteratschool.com/classroom-resources/  

Ceek.

EMPATHY PACK, KETTLE'S YARD, CAMBRIDGE

Watch these Rainbow Stories and try activities provided by Diversity Role Models to inspire your art. Diversity Role Models actively seeks to embed inclusion and empathy in the next generation. 

Diversity Role Models Home Learning Packs

https://www.diversityrolemodels.org/education-services/helping-you-with-home-learning

Love Is Love Song 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh1C0u4uBso

Be inspired by the Campaign for Empathy for North Cambridge – the world’s first community-centred campaign to promote empathy as a way to foster a sense of community and connection in a time of physical distancing and social isolation. Led by artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala, Open House Artist in Residence for North Cambridge, with Kettle's Yard. 

https://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/campaignforempathy/

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