Create

Lose yourself in one of our regular creative activities

From photography to drawing, creative writing and printmaking, each activity invites you to explore and enjoy different aspects of your surroundings.
Our team of artists has produced a programme of different activities, and we’ll be posting a new one every 2 – 3 weeks.

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When you have completed an activity, it would really help us if you would complete a very short survey; it will only take a couple of minutes and it will help us assess the impact the project is having. Click here to take the survey.

Playing with Padlet

In February, Jacqui and Lynn ran a Talking Trees Connect intervention – using Zoom as a virtual car park for everyone to meet, and Padlet as the gallery space to…
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Create #20: Writing a List Poem

There are many different ways to tell a story. Simon Armitage is an amazing storyteller, often finding new and exciting ways to tell a story in his poems. Look at the…
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A basket of green apples on a chequered cloth

Create#19: A Village Harvest

Rethinking the vegetable print; a simple printing technique using fruit and vegetables from the garden or left over from the weekly shop. I really enjoy looking closely at things; for…
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Create #18: Easy Poetry with Kennings

Just like the Anglo-Saxons and Norsemen before us, we litter our language with kennings—it’s the way we have of using two words where one would do! Who hasn’t described a dull…
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Pixlr in action

Over the last couple of weeks, photographer Gillian Allard’s Create posts have introduced Pixlr, a free app used for editing photos on our mobile phones. She has also been running…
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Create #15: The Edge of our Village

In this activity we’ll be using a poem as a starting point to write something about the village where you live. Here’s a poem by the American poet, Eve Merriam. It’s very…
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Create #14: Indoor Shadow drawing

In my last Create activity, I suggested making outdoor shadow drawings but not everybody wants to be outdoors at this time of year, so here’s an indoor version you can…
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Create #13: Shadow Drawing

As autumn deepens to winter, the quality of the light changes; the days shorten and shadows lengthen; I love the stark quality of winter sunlight. Shadow tracing is a lovely…
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Create #12: Home is …

In this activity, we are looking at the things we associate with our home. It is inspired by an amazing poem I read by the Somali poet, Warsan Shire. Warsan…
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