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

Fun Palaces at Grays Library

Fun Palaces is a community art event across the UK and worldwide, that takes place on a weekend in October each year. Emily & Carole attended the event at Grays Library on 5th October 2019 with Hi Ching and Cristina Bodolan where they displayed some of their costumes and did a drawing activity workshop. “We… Continue reading Fun Palaces at Grays Library

Thurrock 100 Welcome to the Kitchen Table

In 2019 the theme for Thurrock 100 was Welcome to the Kitchen Table, and invited the local communities to share their stories through recipes that were written up and drawn in workshops led by Kinetika artists. These were transformed into two hand-printed tablecloths and 27 small silk flags that travelled with a core team of artists and… Continue reading Thurrock 100 Welcome to the Kitchen Table