This afternoon I volunteered with Arnolfini, The Architecture Centre and The ScrapStore to create a Family Arts Festival creative event at Junction 3 Library in Easton. Above anything else the event was fun, and we received some brilliantly positive comments from both parents and children.
The aim of the workshop was to encourage families to think of ways to improve Bristol and specifically the area they live in, Easton, and to imagine how it could be tomorrow. Allotments, a man-made beach and flowery bins were just a selection of ideas. The children really used their imagination and I was so impressed with some of the ideas and designs they produced.
In terms of a career path, creative educational workshops like these certainly feature up there for me, as a I really enjoy using my creative skills and interests in an educational and community based environment.
We all went home covered in green glitter, which has got to be a sign of a successful and fun-filled afternoon!