Sunday, 16 October 2011
Monkey's Tea-Party: Children's Workshop
I have been sent some lovely photos by the folks at Salford Gallery. Amy Whitehead, the gallery's Learning Officer, has been working with local children. She organised a children's workshop based on my Llamas in Pyjamas show and they created this fab group collage inspired by my monkey's tea-party illustration, from my picture book, Stinky!
I love it. It's so crazy and 'full of beans', just like monkeys in fact!
The children who worked on the collage ranged from 10 years old right down to 9 months (apparently the baby's mum got him undressed, and he splashed around in the green paint on the background!!).
It's pretty big too. They worked in paint, pens, pastels and collage. One boy had never used pastels before and enjoyed himself so much, he said he was going to ask for some for his birthday!