Wire Poppies and Seed Heads – 17 June 2023
Timings: 10.30 am to 4.30 pm
Workshop Leader – Anna Roebuck
Location: Whistlewood Common
Suitable for children aged 14 and above who are accompanied by at least one responsible adult.
The price for the workshop includes refreshments. Please bring a lunch that will form a bring and share.
A limited number of concessionary places are available on this Workshop. Please see our Terms and conditions to see if you qualify.
About the Wire Poppies and Seed Heads Workshop
Learn to create wire poppies and seed heads. Make a beautiful mini bouquet and large scale flowers for the garden.
The workshop is suitable for anyone and is a nice introduction to learning basic metalwork and jewellery making skills. It is a technique you’ll be able to do again and again at home.
On this full day flower workshop you will learn to make poppies and poppy seed heads and will be provided with a selection of different wires to develop your designs in. All the materials are supplied and you’ll get a handout to remind you of how to do the basics as well as suggestions for suppliers.
We’ll all start with a sample flower in soft wire and then in the morning there should be time for you to create at least 3 small flowers and a mini seed head.
In the afternoon we will go large and create a large sculptural flower and seed head for the garden.
This workshop grew out of a remembrance project with a secondary school in Ilkeston where every student in the school made a wire poppy. Since then Anna has delivered this workshop around the country.
About Anna Roebuck
Anna is an artist based at The Making House in Burton on Trent. She’s been working as a freelance artist for 18 years.
Anna is a mixed media artist, working in lots of mediums, but is best known for working with recycled plastics.
She has many strings to her bow: she is a trained teacher and has been delivering workshops for many years, she has a commercial range of products which are sold in outlets nationwide, she makes large scale sculptures too and is passionate about participatory art delivering lots of different community projects around the country. She is a regularly featured Melbourne Festival Artist.
To find out more visit www.annaroebuck.com
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