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Creative Playground

Time for playfulness, curiosity and conversation
 

OUR WORKSHOPS

Abandon that roll of cling film. Ease your conscience and cover your food with re-usable waxed wraps, designed and made by YOU!

In this 3 hour workshop we will be looking at shape and texture and contemplating pattern making opportunities.

Using a block print technique, we will print onto prepared fabric, and then prepare the print for waxing. You will take away 2 unique wax wraps and the skills to make more.

Assemble and construct your own distinctive sound sculpture. Using those broken but significant bits and pieces, choose your favourites and listen to the sound they make. After tuning, fasten them onto wire or ribbon using knots and simple twisting techniques, creating the tone of your bell. Ring it and get the attention you deserve. Ring together and create new ring tones!

How about this for something fun to do?
In this workshop we'll be creating edible art.  You'll mix a batch of coloured icing in your favourite shade, spoon it into an icing bag and squeeze out words. Eat them, send them to a friend with a sweet tooth, or simply crush them into a powder.
This workshop is for those of you with a sense of humour and love of the absurd.

THE STORY

 
THE CREATIVE PLAYGROUND

When was the last time you were told to enjoy play time? As we grow up, we’re told in many different ways, that it’s time to get serious. Play for adults is often viewed as unproductive and childish, unless the play is competitive.

Through play we stimulate the imagination which is an essential part of being human. We believe that engaging in a creative task with others can be refreshing and rejuvenating. Creative Playground exists to help you to express your creative self, look at things differently, have fun, let go and get a little messy.

ABOUT ME

Hello, I am Fiona. I am an artist with a varied portfolio that includes; painting, printmaking, audio recording, installations, site-specific structures, and community workshops.  

I am also a teacher and trainer, working with people for over 30 years in education, business, criminal justice, health, the arts, and personal  development. The idea that has remained important throughout my life and continues to create fire in my belly is PLAY and the power it has to heal and inspire us.

WHY WE NEED MORE PLAY

 

When was the last time you were told to enjoy playtime? As we grow up, we’re told in many different ways, that it’s time to get serious. Play for adults is often viewed as unproductive and childish, unless the play is competitive. 

Play is a human instinct. We smile when we see children at play, and feel sad when we see children who are deprived of play. Play for adults, is just as important. It is an antidote to modern living.
Without some regular playtime, everyday stress can become overwhelming physically, mentally and communally. I know from my own experience, and there is plenty of scientific research and evidence that says so too.

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Play helps us relax and increases our sense of wellbeing.

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Adults learn best when they are relaxed, feeling involved and having fun.

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Play helps us stay young. It generates laughter and smiles. Smiling warms hearts.

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Play helps improve our motivation to do things.

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Play improves our relationships with ourselves and how we get on with others.

So what’s not to like about playtime! 

Play develops imagination, curiosity and confidence. Through play we connect fully with the world. What we need to do is give ourselves permission and do it, and as often as we can.

 

Creative Playground knows that through play we stimulate the imagination, which is an essential part of being human. Creative Playground believes that engaging in a creative task with others can be refreshing and rejuvenating. Creative Playground exists to help you to express your creative self, look at things differently, have fun, let go and get a little messy.

"I really enjoyed the experience. It transported me to another place. I’d been very stressed at work and I slowed down. I explored a new way of thinking and it helped unlock a different part of my brain".

Cheryl - Oct 2108