What a fantastic week we've had! We ran a couple of children's workshops this week and the children who attended were fantastic! In a short amount of time we watched them grow in confidence and feel really proud of their work.
The workshops began with creating objects and things with paper! It's great to watch children using their imaginations to create a cat, or a butterfly, or even a rocket out of a single piece of paper. Everyone had a different idea and there were so many positive comments, and words of encouragement and advice being used when making these random objects, it was great to listen to. It was a lot of fun and as always we shared lots of laughter too!
When it came to sharing the poem with the children, it was by far our favourite bit of the workshop. The workshop leader read the whole poem aloud, whilst the children closed their eyes to picture the scene. Next they drew the images that they visualised whilst the poem was read again, this time read out line by line to allow time for the children's creativity to develop.
There were moments when we heard some of the children say "I can't draw that", and "mine isn't going to be good". As trained professionals we were able to act on this quickly by supporting and encouraging the children to have a go, using positive words of advice and encouragement to bring their confidence back quickly.
'The Big Reveal' proved as popular as ever, with everyone eager to share their work and see what other peers had drawn. It was a joy to watch this moment, with lots of praise being used. Yet again, we were astounded by the children's Awesome Artwork.
After the workshop we had lots of positive feedback from the parents of the children who attended, some of the comments included:
"Thank you so much for the inspiring workshop today. My son has come out and has not stopped talking about what a great time he had and looking forward to the next time x"
"The girls had a brilliant time... Thank you so much,"
"Oliver's words... "I want to go back!"...Thank you for giving him a brilliant time!"
It has been an awesome start to our little venture so far. We can't wait to welcome the children back who attended these workshops, and we can't wait to welcome new faces too!
Please continue to spread the word about our unique workshops and if you have any questions don't hesitate to get in contact.