Pat and Dot from Lister Drive Artists kindly offered to come and help run some group art sessions with the children at Lister Steps. During the first week, we thought about what community means and how it makes us feel, then everyone painted their own tile to express their feelings. We also ran this activity at our Summer Fair so that we can put all these tiles together into a lovely mosaic on the hoardings around the library.
In the second week, we all worked together to create one big piece of art based on nature and the environment. For inspiration, Pat showed us a 5ft canvas that she spent 6 months working on and told us all about the different plants and animals that she had rec-created. We then used paints, stamps, pens and pencils to recreate our own piece of nature art - we only had one afternoon but it turned out to be fantastic! Take a look at the photos below to see the group in action.
Thank you to Lister Drive Artists for getting involved, we're looking forward to more arty adventures together in the future!