Art in the landscape: Leaf Tornado! (Felt-making workshop)

Kirklees Recovery College, Kirklees Recovery & Wellbeing College, Pathways, Nettleton Rd, Mirfield, WF14 9AQ

Life skills and interests

Wellbeing tools

Join us for this creative workshop and learn the ancient art of felt making. Come along and have a go, and be involved in a collaborative art installation for Art in the Landscape, part of Holmfirth Arts Festival, where our work will be displayed in a Community Garden.

In just a few hours, with an explosion of colour and fun, we will create hand felted leaves that will become a Leaf Tornado, picking up on the theme of this year’s Holmfirth Arts Festival, ‘Forces of Nature’. Our Leaf Tornado will be a symbol of our ever-changing emotions, and the whirlwind and chaos that can sometimes accompany them, whilst also representing the changing seasons as a symbol of renewal, hope, movement, strength, and clearing the debris to start afresh and revitalised!

Our finished leaves will be attached to a metal frame and displayed at New Mill Community Garden during Holmfirth Arts Festival, and then returned to the Recovery & Wellbeing College afterwards.

All materials will be provided.

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Start dates and time

Term Monday22 May 202310.30am-12.30pm1 weeks


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