Wider Engagement / Our Outreach Programm
Working with more partners and community groups than ever before in the county, mainly based in venues in Gloucester, we are running tested craft-based activities, giving a creative release for people, some who are facing perhaps the hardest times in their lives.
Our carefully designed Flag Installation project is based around the symbolic and positive nature of flags becoming part of the landscape and sending messages of positivity and hope in the wind. This project will involve all our outreach groups encouraging them to visit and take part in the on-going project in our drop-in activities tent, adding to their work and that of members of the public, learning skills and adding input to the growing artworks displayed all around the gardens.
Opportunities for children and young people are integral to our programme and the sustainability of the Guild. We’ll have workshops and informal drop-ins, for example printmaking with wooden blocks - a simple, fun way to learn about printmaking tools with fast results – it might inspire a new fanzine or signing up to a course.
Workshops with Rodmarton village school after school clubs and over the weekend will increase awareness of craft and making where children can develop skills in creativity, dexterity, communication & collaboration through infectious enthusiasm by learning through having fun.
We will further engage with hard-to-reach groups through confidence building workshops in performance and dance movement, particularly working with those with hearing impairment.
Drop-in Workshop / Demonstrations
In the marquee on main lawn, unlocking the public imagination and inspiring new skills with designs for all ages. Project based around the symbolic and positive nature of prayer flags blessing and becoming part of the landscape and sending messages of positivity and hope in the wind. This project involving our outreach groups will be on-going throughout the festival with drop- in skills activities tent, such as block printing, stencilling, applique, embroidery, and weaving. This activity with continue to grow the display of works created by our outreach programme with members of the public, learning skills and adding input to the growing artworks displayed all around the gardens.