Course or workshop Families & children

Art Connects

Online (via Zoom) Zoom link will be sent the day before the activity
  • Thursday 19 August, 10-10.45am

Booking essential


Art Zoom session for parents and carers of babies born in the last twelve months.

This is not a session for your baby, it’s time and space for you.

Each session is led by a different artist but follows the same welcoming and supportive format. You will have a playful time, making immediate 'no pressure' artworks and enjoying some time and space to chat, if you like. This month we will be led by artist Kirsty Lorenz.

August: Votive Offering (flower posy)

The word posy is derived from the word ‘poetry’. We will create a small flower posy very much like a ‘Haiku’, where there is an emphasis on composition, structure and a concentration of meaning. We will carefully place a small number of flowers, grasses, seed heads or leaves together and tie with a blade of grass, piece of string or ribbon. We will draw our posy (and its shadow) in ink, dropping in a little colour if we have it/want to.

You will need:

  • 7 – 10 flowers, seedheads, leaves, grasses, wildflowers etc to, ideally, give a few things to choose from
  • Flexible blades of grass, string or ribbon to tie with
  • A pair of scissors to clip stems
  • Pencil and rubber
  • Dipping pen and ink, or a fine line drawing pen
  • Water and brush
  • Watercolours or coloured pencils if you have them
  • Two sheets of paper, big enough to match the size of your posy


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