Bonus Creative Eco-Craft: Collagraph Printmaking

Hello and welcome back to our blog! We hope you enjoyed our Creative Eco-Craft series for Green Week Thurrock, today we have a bonus Creative Eco-Craft to share with you which didn’t make the shortlist for the Green Week but is nonetheless super fun to make and all you will need is some cardboard from… Continue reading Bonus Creative Eco-Craft: Collagraph Printmaking

Creative Eco Crafts: Little Green Heart Cushion

Hello everyone, we hope you are having a lovely week. Today Carole is going to be sharing how she knits her green heart cushions, for our fourth Eco Craft for Green Week Thurrock which is part of the Great Big Green Week, a national week of events celebrating action on climate change created by the… Continue reading Creative Eco Crafts: Little Green Heart Cushion

Creative Eco Crafts: Collage Tray and Pencil Box

Hello everyone! We are now halfway through Green Week Thurrock, which is part of the Great Big Green Week, a national week of events celebrating action on climate change created by the Climate Coalition. Today’s Eco-Craft is a collab with Emily from Lilac Daisies and involves your stationery! She is going to show you how… Continue reading Creative Eco Crafts: Collage Tray and Pencil Box

Creative Eco Crafts: Collaged Seascape

Today is the first day of Green Week Thurrock which is part of the Great Big Green Week, a national week of events celebrating action on climate change created by the Climate Coalition. Today’s Eco Craft is a collage made from recycled materials. You will need: Cardboard cereal box or similarPlastic wrappers - We used… Continue reading Creative Eco Crafts: Collaged Seascape

Thurrock Island | Week 7

Activity 7 - Transformation Good morning! Today we are announcing the last activity of the project, we really hope you have enjoyed it so far. This week’s activity is to design flowers and plants to show the landscape transforming as the Landfolk and Merfolk work together to reduce climate change and pollution. What is your… Continue reading Thurrock Island | Week 7

Thurrock Island | Week 6

Activity 6 - Reduce. Reuse. Recycle Hello and welcome to Week 6 This week we are challenging you to transform items from around your home into something new. Before you throw out that cereal box or plastic bottle of washing up liquid, stop and think, could this be a building or a submarine. Could a… Continue reading Thurrock Island | Week 6

Thurrock Island | Week 5

Activity 5 - Sea Plants & Corals Good morning and welcome to Week 5. Our task for you this week is to design some sea plants and corals for the underwater landscape in which the Merfolk live. What do you think it looks like under the water? Do you remember any sea plants from when… Continue reading Thurrock Island | Week 5

Thurrock Island | Week 3

Activity 3 - Design a Character Hello and welcome to Week 3 This week’s activity is to design a character. Thurrock Island is inhabited by a community called the Landfolk, and the Merfolk live in the surrounding sea. The Landfolk are just like you and me, however the Merfolk live underwater, they can breathe underwater… Continue reading Thurrock Island | Week 3

Art in Lockdown

During Lockdown Emily & Carole have been taking part in various online art sessions. Their favourite so far has been the Sky VIP Landscape Artist Online Workshop on 20th & 21st June 2020. This was a workshop given by Tom Voyce and presented by Kathleen Soriano. “I booked these online workshops as a surprise for… Continue reading Art in Lockdown

Land of the Fanns 100 Stories

In January 2020 Emily & Carole took part in the Story Illustration Workshop organised by Kinetika where they worked on drawings to illustrate their stories. When lockdown came in in March 2020, Kinetika had to cancel their future workshops and instead participants worked at home to produce the drawings for the batik flags to illustrate… Continue reading Land of the Fanns 100 Stories