wild words & leafy pages

4th July 2018
9.30am - 4.30pm
Dartington Estate 
£80 | £95 | £120 *

A day to play with words, this workshop encourages participants to find “adventures everywhere”... anywhere. It will offer activities designed to draw inspiration from simple observation, fostering confidence in participants own skills and encouraging innovation within supportive activity structures. The activities used will also allow ideas to merge as a number of short activities flow together to give longer more intricate adventures

The activities used here have been tried and tested with family groups, on adult events and with school children - often in situations where Literacy is an issue and activities are needed that remove worry and fear and encourage simple enjoyment of words

Programme will include: 

  • first words: setting out on an adventure 
  • adventures everywhere: short activities with minimal equipment for use outside 
  • holding onto adventures: ways of recording our words 
  • bigger stories: working in groups to make quick, longer pieces

Activity options:

  • developing story characters,
  • deriving adventures from found objects or artefacts
  • making your own books
  • the value of treasure
  • story bundles

* rates for individuals / charities / businesses

Course Leader - Gordon MacLellan
One of the best-known trainers in the UK, Gordon is a freelance community environmental arts worker and author of ‘Talking to the Earth’ & ‘Sacred Animals’.

* rates for individuals / voluntary-charitable organisations / businesses

For late availability and/or last minute bookings please call 07919 093784

Cancellations: no refunds or credits for cancellations <28 days - please see our terms & conditions for full details

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