Saturday Studios: Making Words
21 May, 10am & 2pm
As part of our Unexpected Gardens project, in partnership with creative arts programme Dandelion, children and their families are invited to take part in our Making Words workshop with writer Alison Irvine. Inspired by Of Earth and Sky (large-scale poetry installations by artist Luke Jerram), Alison will lead fun and informal family writing exercises that will help choose which words are special to the children and families in our community. This workshop is for primary school children and their carers. To register, visit our Making Words Eventbrite.
Saturday Studios: Sensory Forests
25 June, 10am & 2pm
Visual artist Alkmini Gkousiari and environmentalist Michaela Blair will lead an immersive exploration of the plant life around Cove Park – embarking on a sensory exploration of the trees, mosses, ferns and lichens that inhabit our native woodlands. This workshop includes a relief printing activity with participants recording shapes and textures while learning about the tastes and smells of our woodland plants. This project is part of our ongoing Argyll Beacon programme developed in partnership with ACT. This workshop is for primary school children and their carers. To register, visit our Sensory Forests Eventbrite.
Dandelion Day Camp
25 – 29 July at Cove Park
As part of our Unexpected Gardens project, in partnership with Dandelion, we are piloting a free summer engagement programme for up to twenty children between 8 – 12 years of age. Cove Park will host two artists with caring responsibilities who will deliver a full week of all-day arts activities. Over the course of the week, the children will try new activities, such as making banners and posters, taking part in dance and spoken word, projects, food art, and more. The work the children produce will be presented at the Harvest Festival on 10 September. From Monday to Friday, drop-off will be at 9am and pick-up by 5pm. To indicate your early interest in this programme, please fill out this form by 25 May. We will provide more details and open registration by mid-June.
If you have any questions about Cove Park’s Engagement programme, please contact Emma Henderson, Curator of Engagement at email@example.com