The Winter's Tale

Saturday 18 February 2017
1.45 – 3.15pm
Watkins 1 Studio, Shakespeare’s Globe
£8 Adult | £6 child

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The Winter’s Tale

What a relief! – Queen Hermione is raised back to life…

This half term, we’ll be inviting families to recreate the closing scene of The Winter’s Tale in a large scale, public artwork. Queen Hermione who died of a broken heart sixteen years before is presented as a statue. Help to bring her back to life with your drawings! Explore the sculptural qualities of cardboard, make cut outs of the characters and their surroundings and build up this magical scene of Hermione’s return in a relief artwork.

There will be something to do for all ages from making drawings to colouring, sticking and adding textures. We’ll have the scene partly planned out, we’d love families to build on that. There’ll be materials provided, so all you need to do is turn up and be prepared for an epic adventure in cardboard. It’s going to be a lot of fun!

And since we’ve delivered the session… A HUGE THANK YOU to all the families who attended for your A.mazing creative talents and very lovely nature… you were a joy to work with – THANK YOU. Big up to the girls on the mechanics of Hermione’s moving eyes (not an easy task) and our very fine bear designer who did a beautiful job. ALL OF YOU, in fact, made this a wonderful event with a beautiful and impressive result. Queen Hermione is now back in the land of the living – What relief!

(my phone pics really don’t do justice to your hard work, but at least we’ve captured the results and they’ll be here to see for some time to come)

To find out more visit: Shakespeare’s Globe

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  • Drawing 40% 40%
  • collage 50% 50%
  • construction / paper engineering 10% 10%

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