Brighten the Mood

Part of Illuminate 2021

When:

Sat 3 April

Sun 4 April

Where:

Zoom sessions:

  • 2.30pm – 4pm

For:

Families / All ages

Commissioned by:

Supported by:

BRIGHTEN THE MOOD

Take part in our inter-generational maker activity, part of Illuminate 2021 where we’ll brighten the mood of our interior spaces with joyful glows of colour.

Younger and older family members will team up to create an origami style lampshade celebrating the shared experience of craft whilst encapsulating personal stories in the fold.

Made from translucent acetate, the shade will illuminate once lit emitting a vibrant, gem like luster.

Eeshita Azad will lead on the social engagement of families as we refelect on memories and life in east London. Does the oldest person in your family remember the day the youngest person was born? What’s changed in your local area since then? What do you hope for your family and for the future? Can you decorate your lampshade with these hopes and dreams too?

Art Hoppers art educator Claire WT will demonstrate how to fold the material to create an eight sided 3D form. Memory and meaning will be threaded through the shade with the addition of decorative elements such as beads, personal mementos and lightweight keep-sakes forming a fringe of personal narrative around the bottom of the structure shining a light on personal experiences.

Participating families will receive a PlayPack of materials through the post ahead of two, live Zoom sessions hosted by Rich Mix.

Rich Mix prioritise the participation of Tower Hamlets residents, supporting their local neighbourhood to thrive.

 

To sign up, email tracy.barbe@richmix.org.uk
with the subject line Illuminate: Brighten the Mood.

Materials

Playpacks include:

  • 122cm x 35cm roll of transluscent coloured acetate
  • additional acetate for drawing / cutting
  • chinagraph pencil
  • single hole-punch
  • wire
  • nylon cord
  • plastic threading beads

What you’ll need from home:

  • ruler
  • scissors
  • sellotape
  • personal keep-sakes: images, old passport photos, tickets, notes, ribbon, beads… small, lightweight items which stir memories of family life in east London.

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Testimonials

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See what families said about our Big Green Draw 2 event ‘Take Measure of the Earth‘ at Rich Mix on 7. March 2021

Stats about this project

  • Design 40% 40%
  • Threading 40% 40%
  • Drawing 20% 20%

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- 13 days ago

@RichMixLondon: We had such a great time at Illuminate: Brighten the Mood! 💡 Thank you to everyone who joined us and thank you to @EeshitaAzad and @ArtHoppers 💜 ! https://t.co/DE0O1nQvqs
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- 17 days ago

@EeshitaAzad @RichMixLondon Woohoo! Yes! Will be great to work together. Let’s have fun! X
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- 17 days ago

@EeshitaAzad: I am really excited about my #EasterWeekend2021 plans at @RichMixLondon! Looking forward to joining forces with @ArtHoppers https://t.co/rCfVQR8yRI
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- 24 days ago

Thanks peeps! We had so much fun making this. Explosion = the prefect topic for early years. Lots of talk about crashes and breaking and facial expressions and big arms. ⚡️ KABOOOOM ⚡️ https://t.co/mP0N6iRKNT
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- 24 days ago

Thanks Dan! Kaboom and Boom! Look at that, bloody brilliant! We had so much fun making this. X https://t.co/dqNb7iJNL3
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- 25 days ago

We're back delivering #arted in the PHYSICAL sense. Yesterday #earlyyears enthused over #CorneliaParker's 'Cold Dark Matter - An Exploded View' They were tasked with creating fragments of an exploded craft box on wooden skewers. Clip, stick, slide, push, thread, tie #Happiness https://t.co/spBsvQLST9
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