“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”

Hasn’t this question been on everyone’s lips the past few days? (in case you were wondering, it’s a quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley) I had such a totally heartwarming time creating these beauties with Year 4 children from Cavendish School in Camden last week. It’s a school I’ve enjoyed working with over many years, culminating in a whole school Four Seasons project in 2007 where I jumbled my words at the opening ceremony with “I’d like to spank you”, a quote my husband is quick to remind me of whenever I go back to work there! I loved the children’s creative spark – they were so responsive and had a tremendous amount of energy and took time to create delicate touches in some of these stylistic flowers. For this session I worked alongside the science teacher so as part of the planning I incorporated basic botany, touching on nature’s functional design of flowers (pollination, guidelines for pollinators) and also on the microscopic appearance of  fleece and felting as an irreversible material change.

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