April Fool's Day Play class! Feast of Fools, master-apprentice reversals and parent-child chaos-love
1 April 2023 | £10 | Online
What better way to reconnect with your inner child than to take a class with one! Suitable for both kids and adults. This is a Tinselling Play class, inspired by the British toy theatre tradition of tinselling: adding decorative shiny bits to a toy theatre of posters of famous actors of the day. This was done with great care and back in the day you could buy pre-cut and stamped designs to stick on. A folk art that came from the streets, there are no right answers and no restraints apart from health and safety and all fun is encouraged. All welcome, especially children, both young and small.
Please note that this is not a taught painting class, it is a fun non-serious tinselling play class. Channelling my inner Shahrazad, my attention may be interrupted at intervals and scattered like glittery flakes of tinsel between you, my small children and the unpredictability of mixing them in with my laptop while sequins are on the same table. The irresistible shiny small things - both the kids and the glitz - are capricious mediums. The chaos is part of the fun. We’ll go with the flow. Regularly scheduled calm painting programming will recommence afterwards.
The portions of sharing and interaction during this Play class will not be recorded due to the presence of young children. If you do use the painting as part of your artwork please acknowledge its originating source as it is good practice. Cameras must be on at all times. Adults please look after your kids and everyone use common sense. There is a mute button if needed and come with an open mind. Add some chaos magic to your works with children animating the mix. Play is essential to humanity.
You will need: Sequins, Swarovski crystals, gold dust, stardust, fairy dust, pixie dust, magic dust, all in a variety of colours and sizes. And any other decorative items, bits, bobs and spangles you find or have lying around that can be stuck on with ordinary glue. Glue. Tweezers are desirable but children must be supervised at all times. Glitter is now banned (in my house!). Download the poster pin up of the Vizier from the Miniature Painting Forum and print on A3 or A4 paper, or print, trace and transfer your own.