Mobile Magic

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Mobile Magic began with a quick look at some of the work in Taking Flight. We were exploring ideas to do with flight and being up in the air and the sensation of different sounds and perspectives. The artist Hannah Fox led the workshop, immediately drawing the group into her playful approach to making art. Using the pages of an old book, the group created a range of objects including boats, carrots, butterflies, a cow’s head, a kite, hot water bottles……that Hannah then hung in the tree! A ‘flotsam and jetsam’ tree! Being playful with shapes and objects got everyone in the mood to be creative and over in the LAB, imaginations began to soar.

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Constructions began fixed to table tops, with Hannah encouraging everyone to look at how to construct upwards and then allow elements to flow down, move gently, dangle, turn and twist in the air. Everyone enjoyed selecting objects, joining feathers and threading beads to create intriguing shapes in the air.

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It was soon time to carry completed mobiles back to the gallery to create some magic on the gallery walls.

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And in the gallery, Hannah switched on her special light bucket to create a magical shadow display.

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A lovely day – from gliding in the air and curious trees to spiralling shapes and dancing shadows – lovely creative fun!

Author: amquinn2014

Learning and Engagement, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

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