Last week I was joined by children in Witham, Basildon and Maldon libraries where we made scores of Cheshire Cats. Being naturally solitary creatures, Cheshire Cats have rarely, if ever been seen in these kinds of numbers before, making this half-term a record-breaking Wonderland phenomenon! Last week’s “Down the Rabbit Hole” workshops in Essex Libraries were supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and I’d like to say a huge thank you too to all the wonderful librarians and volunteers who assisted with the collage cat creation. There is still one workshop to go so if your children come along to Saffron Walden Library on the 14th November they can make their very own Cheshire Cat to add to the score!
For me next week will bring three out of four eagerly awaited library workshops. I am venturing across the border from Cambridgeshire to Essex to make Cheshire Cats with the children of Witham, Basildon and Maldon!
Essex Libraries are being supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England to hold a number of workshops around the county celebrating 150 years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I am extremely lucky to be one of the artists chosen to give workshops on the theme “Down the Rabbit Hole” – my muse will be a disappearing collaged Cheshire Cat!
It would make an illustrator happy if and your children would like to come and make Cheshire Cats with me next week at Witham, Basildon or Maldon, or on the 14th November at Saffron Walden! All the dates and contact numbers are below – I look forward to seeing you there.