To give you an idea of what happens at The Laboratory here are some pictures from two of our recent workshops : Kite Making and Pottery
For our kite making workshop, children worked with adults to construct a basic frame using Withy Willow. Once the frame was build plastic was wrapped around the frame and then it was over to the children to decorate the kites using stickers, paint and embellishments ready for flying.
|Carefully painting a stunning design on a handmade kite|
|Proudly showing of the final pieces|
|We just loved the intricacy in this kites design, we hope it flew well!|
|Some people chose to add ears, tails and tassels onto their kites|
|The Laboratory offers a calm and relaxed atmosphere where you can work with your children to create all kinds of arts and crafts. Children over the age of 8 can be left unassisted.|
We just loved this beautiful beach scene which was painted fabulously!
|At the Laboratory you can create all sorts of wonderful pieces of work whilst chatting with your friends and family|
|Now let's go fly them kites!|
Pottery fun. One of our favourite workshops at The Laboratory is Pottery. We now have two potters wheels which offer children and adults of all ages (I think our youngest has been 2 years old) the opportunity to have a go at throwing a pot. With a little tuition and a little helping hand everyone is able to create a vase, bowl, plate etc that they can take home to paint. And whilst you are waiting for your turn on the wheel, we will show you how to make a pinch pot, a small animal sculpture and coiling with clay.
|A helping hand offered on the potters wheel|
|Moulding the clay into a smooth shape ready to create a beautiful pot|
|Even adults enjoy having a go at throwing a pot on our wheels|
|The Laboratory offers a relaxed a clam atmosphere that is suitable for all ages and all abilities, Why not join us and explore, experiment and create!|
|Creating pinch pots whilst waiting to go on the potters wheel|