Whale of a Time Workshop News - September 2012
September has been a busy month for Whale of a Time. We were thrilled to be part of the Major's Thames Festival again this year, Lambeth Country Show, the Green Roadshow in Barking & Dagenham and Little Big Peace Festival in Streatham.
With hundreds of kids and yougsters getting involved and making models of their favourite endangered species we are excited to bring more awareness of the plight of the protection of our environment to people of the capital city in London.
Participants comments' included:
Mayor's Thames Festival
"Great family fun and interacitve for the children. Brilliant idea for a Sunday afternoon." Nikki and Maya Bigwood (age 2)
"Very enjoyable experience. Informative staff. Looking forward to the Whale of a Time Festival in November!" From Daniela and Maddie
"What a fantastic idea to offer children the opportunity to make models with clay and even better that it is free." C Thomas
"We really enjoyed making clay animals. Rose mad a ball! Thank you!
Save the dolphins! Great workshop!" xx
"Thanks for a great day! My son loved it and knew a lot of the sea creatures in the photos." Bonnie-Katie Dewon, E14 London
"Thanks for a great opportunity to be creative!" Cecilia & Ruby (4 and 12 yrs)
Mayor's Thames Festival - Whale of a Time Gallery
Lambeth Country Show
"The modelling is really fun. I never knew I was so good."
"It was so fun I have never done it before."
"I have been proud of my shell and my mum is a great artist." Alice
"My daughter enjoyed getting creative with the clay. Lovely afternoon with friendly people." Amanda :)
"I had a very fun day and I wish we could do this all the time!"
"Thank you for coming and bringing the sunshine!"
Lambeth Country Show - Whale of a Time Gallery
"I have done this the first time in my life and it was great!" R. Iqbal
"I really enjoyed making all these things and doing it all with clay." Vera
"It is very fun making things out of clay. It was fun exciting and very interesting."
"Very fun! Very fun!"
Green Roadshow 2012
Little Big Peace Festival
"This was a phenomenal appeal for saving animals. I made a turtle." Patrick Dennis, age 9
"This event is a very good one for the community to get together and also for the children to be able to be creative!"
"Very good event! Kids really enjoyed the workshop!" Sasha and Nicholas (8 and 7)
"Great idea to get everyone together and sharing ideas. Enjoyed the clay modelling with the kids!"
"Thanks for a fantastic afternoon!" Philippe and Family
"Thank you for the opportunity! Let's help others!"
"Thank you for educating me on what more I can do to help to look after our planet and the creatures in the wild. I now feel better informed about the fish and seafood that i can eat and more aware of other issues around the world." Susie
Little Big Peace Festival - Whale of a Time Gallery
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Gill Net Ghosts (Maui Dolphins), 2012
Asher Jay (1984 -Present)
A3 Art Print.
Original Media: Graphic Illustration
Price: £125 GBP (without frame)
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