Sunday, 22 July 2012

A Visit To...Art In Action



Art In Action, Waterperry Gardens


Today we spent the most FANTASTIC day at Art In Action
I couldn't recommend it highly enough
 for the very best in homegrown arts and crafts the UK has to offer.
 From needle felting, pottery throwing, batik and jewelry making,
 to pole lathe turning, intaglio and relief etching,
 silk painting and marbling to name just a few.    

You can watch, join in with free activities and mini workshops,
 or book as many practical classes as you wish.
 Children are encouraged to touch, 
feel and even hold
 the objects on display, whilst watching the artists at work.
 One day just isn't enough to see everything
 and it would rude not to end the day with
 a wood fired pizza and glass of Pimms on the lawn,
 so we did-hooray for sunshine!!































All pictures were taken with Evie's I Pod and I'd like to thank the following artists for allowing me to do so, as well as those who took the inspiring classes:
-acrylics on canvas masterclass
-pottery wheel masterclass

Art In Action is held annually at Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire.







9 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic, your photos make me sad I missed it! Is this an annual event?

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    1. Leonie-it's so amazing. Yes, annual, from a Thursday to Sunday and always August. A friend recommended it and we couldn't believe the standard of work, free tutorials, amazing masterclasses at £6, which includes all materials... get it in your diary for next year! :-)

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  2. Love ceramics! When I was little we would visit my grandparents summer house in Denmark. There was a work shop close to it where a fabulous ceramic artist was working. I loved going in there and watch her create beautiful pieces, and my mother could hardly walk out of there without buying something. :)

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    1. I was really sorry not to see everyone Marianne-and get to meet you too! What a gorgeous day for a get together! Art In A was so amazing we couldn't resist going back for a second day. Hope to get to see you in September! x

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  4. Wow!!! Looks fun! Thanks for sharing your great pics with us :)

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    1. You're so welcome Holly and thanks a million for stopping by again! X

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  5. This looks great Caroline. What an amazing day out and I know how you feel to have finally some sun ..... so long overdue.

    I took a long vespa ride yesterday and totally soaked up some very much needed rays.

    Must look into Art for Action but love anything that encourages kids to use hands, smell, feel and be creative.
    Stunning photographs.

    See you soon lovely xx

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  6. Thanks sweetie. Had the best time painting-never used acrylics before! So sorry I didn't get to see you all though- hope you had a fantastic afternoon! Xx

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