|kerbs in the council depot|
|Portrait of Anne Pratt. She was a Victorian Botanist as I explained in an earlier post.|
Here is a link to photographs taken by Peter Fry walking along on the Strood Safari
|The eccentric explorer Mr C.|
|The elegant Ms. Ann Pratt.|
Stories and facts about Strood and its history were relived and shared with the people on the walk.
|telling stories en route|
|negotiating traffic on the bridge|
|including a primary school |
pupils portrait of Ann
|ideas and sketches for the trail markers|
were displayed, inspired by community groups
|This is a map of strood.|
|Another Strood map drawing (the dots are significant places, which included Russia)|
I enjoyed stories between drawings and wished my imagination was able to jump from topic to topic in the same way with equal enthusiasm. The drawings are inner worlds and are real to the makers of them.
|this design was done by a hard working student with special needs who has depicted shipping on the busy River Medway some 500 years ago. I was impressed by googled research to complete this students work.|
|Another student with special needs depicting heraldry and the medieval heritage of the area.|
|This is Victorian Botanist Anne Pratt who lived in Strood and in her time was quite famous, She had a bad knee as a child and took up drawing at a very young age.|
|wild flowers on Rede Common.|
|There are wild sunflowers growing out of cracks in the brickwork of a building at Darnley Steps noted by this student.|
So another walk around the trail for me next week to agree what form these markers will take ie on stones, in the floor or on stone pillers and where exactley we can put these markers.
|by Jo from Animate|
|even though we were attacked by bats on several occasions we managed|
to trace the trail route and create our own map.
|these three guys worked well together, on a large work showing their |
everyday journey through the town of strood and the surrounding areas.
I can't possibly show all the work produced here as there was so much, but I have highlighted the work done where real effort and carefull concentration was applied. Particularly to the ships on the river drawing.
|I know Jo had 'a technical' with her camera, so I've drawn some wild flowers instead, and I will probably will be able to get some photos of their drawings on here a little later.|
Blogged by Jo Dyer Animate Community Arts.
|A younger club goer enjoyed drawing King Richard 1.|
|The new trail signs are already in place.|
|love these crowns and shields.............................just fab|
|a crown with a face in.................... how good is that?|
After class I was taken to the West Meets East Club. An exchange school programme sending stuff through the post to each other like a pen friend but with an Indian school. We were shown new ways of picture making ..........where we drew with glue and sprinkled precious coloured pigments onto the glue through a sieve.
Exuberant describes my day in this school as I was carried along by their momentum.