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Little Wittenham

Sensory Play with Artist in Residence Nicola Fielding

I am delighted to be joining the lovely Nicola Fielding, Artist in Residence at Earth Trust. Designed specifically for families who experience autism, this workshop encourages exploration with natural clay and foraged items and making vibrant paintings with natural inks.

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Sensory Play with Artist in Residence Nicola Fielding
Sensory Play with Artist in Residence Nicola Fielding

Time & Location

06 Jul 2024, 14:00 – 16:00

Little Wittenham, Little Wittenham, Abingdon OX14 4QZ, UK

About the event

Sensory Play

This drop-in workshop is designed to support families who experience autism and/or have other additional needs. Earth Trust's Artist in Residence, Nicola Fielding, has four years of experience working as a SEND teaching assistant and loves seeing everyone able to explore creatively.

‘Stations’ will be set up to allow families to enjoy their time at the workshop in a way that is comfortable to them. We’ll be playing with and exploring the things we can make with natural clay and foraged items, creating vibrant paintings using natural inks and getting messy with charcoal mark-making.

Quiet spaces will be available to those that need them but please bring your own noise-cancelling headphones if you think they will be useful to you.

  • Recommended for families with primary school aged children but all are very welcome
  • All materials, and refreshments, will be provided
  • There is free, on-site car parking at the venue
  • The venue is wheelchair friendly

About the artist

Local Abingdon artist Nicola Fielding is the latest artist to join the prestigious selection of creatives taking up residency at Earth Trust in Little Wittenham. Working predominantly in clay, Nicola is a ceramicist who will be working from an on-site studio for the next three months.

Nicola is particularly interested in using ‘waste’ materials from land management at Earth Trust's green spaces to produce art materials such as natural inks, drawing charcoal, and ceramic glazes

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