I mentioned during the week that we visited our local art centre where the lovely Claire invited us to take part in their free Young Pioneers workshop on Saturday. This weekend they were looking into Vivid Spaces and helping children to discover the potential that light has in altering surroundings . Being exhibited were a collection of decorated stools made by children from a previous workshop and I can’t tell you how gutted I am that we missed these classes!
Dylan was extremely excited and was a little hyper to begin with but soon got into the flow of it. Claire helped the children create their own kaleidoscopes using reflective and coloured papers, bottles and torches. Dylan’s creation ended up looking more like a superhero/rocket than a kaleidoscope but it worked just as well.
The art centre is lucky enough to be blessed with a huge amount of natural light so the colours created really were beautiful. It was fantastic to see the rainbows dance along the floor and Ben was seriously fighting sleep watching them. But the highlight had to be the Grande finale where the children and Claire created a blackout tent and filled it with balloons and torches to see how the atmosphere can be altered by different colours and lights.
If you are local to Milton Keynes and looking for something to with the kids this weekend then check out their next workshop on Systems of Play where they get the opportunity to build and sculpt their own prototype of playful space.