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Early Years Creativity


KINDLING CASE STUDY EARLY YEARS IN SOMERSET With Somerset Art Works


FAMILIES FIND OUT ABOUT LIFE AS A SOMERSET ARTIST With Somerset Art Works & Take Art

‘Creative Exchange’ was a Little Big Bang initiative with Somerset Art Works, which provided an opportunity for families at three Somerset Children’s Centres to visit the professional artist studios of Jenni Dutton and Kate Lynch. On arrival, families were treated to a tour of the studio followed by lively conversations with the artists about their work, their inspiration and what life as a working artist is like. Families were then given the chance to create their own artworks to take home. Visitors to Jenni’s studio had a go at making beautiful mosaics using gems, buttons and beads, hidden inside treasure troves. Those visiting Kate’s studio worked together to create a giant frieze, featuring drawings inspired by a visit to see the hens and the chickens. Kate also gave each family a sketchbook and encouraged them to continue their drawings back at home. The project was a thoroughly creative adventure for all involved, but it is the simplest things that last longest in the memory: the journey into the country, picking apples from the orchard, walking along country paths and feeding the hens and the chickens. This was a partnership project funded by Somerset Art Works and Take Art, organised with Acorns Children’s Centre, Hillside Children’s Centre and The Levels Children’s Centre. www.somersetartworks.org.uk Photo Credits: Richard Tomlinson


Somerset Art Works