Here are some before and after pics of felt art created by children aged 5 – 11 at Watermans Arts Centre this half term. We were lucky to be able to work in fantastic light in a space overlooking the River Thames. I was asked to evaluate the workshop which is always a useful exercise. For me, the highlights were how the children each approached the feltmaking in a unique way, exploring the materials, the medium and the process to create an individual piece of artwork. I encouraged the children to ‘have a go’ and risktake, so not to worry too much about creating a perfect picture but just to play around and experiment with their design. I had lovely feedback from the parents who praised the quality of the artwork and said how their children had enjoyed all the different stages involved.
Below are the ‘after pics’ following rubbing, rolling and ‘fulling’ – this is probably the most satisfying part – slamming the rolled up wet felt onto the table and often across the table at your brother in this case: