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Imaginary Leaps at the State Library of W.A

Tues Aug 30th – SESSION 6 – Little Monsters! Meet and greet in The Place Gallery area and after  Teddy sang the ‘Hello’ rhyme, we looked closely at the featured illustrations- With ‘I hear Thunder ‘ by Patricia Mullins, we … Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps into Hatfield

Liz travelled down to Hatfield to run two Imaginary Leaps sessions in the beautiful grounds of Great Nast Hyde House: A Walk In The Woods & Caterpillars and Butterflies were delivered to delighted children and adults alike. We tried to … Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps at the State Library of Western Australia – Session 3

Better Beginnings in partnership with Early Years artist Rachel Riggs Tues 9th Aug  – Making Dens & friends We had a very special session this week with Elaine Forrestal , the writer of our featured book  ‘Miss Llewellyn-Jones’ attending with … Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps with Better Beginnings Session 2

Tues July 26th – The Red Tree by Shaun Tan Story Book – Milli, Jack and the Dancing Cat by Stephen M King The session this week, focussed on Shaun Tans original illustration for the opening pages of ‘The RedTree’ … Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps with Better Beginnings Session 1

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Tues July 26th – Big Rain Coming

For the first session, I couldnt have asked for better synchronicity with stormy rains predicted all week!After looking at the original illustrations in the gallery, and reading the story , we had raining songs and rhymes, with drawing paper becoming the sound of the storm. The children told me of their feelings ‘Its a bit scary sometimes’ Continue reading

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Imaginary Leaps for Better Beginnings at the State Library,Perth,WA

Imaginary Leaps at the State Library of Western Australia Better Beginnings in partnership with Early Years artist Rachel Riggs   Rachel writes – Im really looking forward to the new Imaginary Leaps sessions starting next week at the Space – … Continue reading

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DNA does Glastonbury 2011

Sarah and the 2011 crew were delighted to have the opportunity again to run workshops on the Kidz Field at Glastonbury Festival at the end of June. We were hopeful that the weather would be as blissful as the previous … Continue reading

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Sarah does DNA workshops at the Middle Earth Weekend.

I’ve been to the Middle Earth weekend to create a forest installation and puppets with children and families in the activities tent. The event was over 2 days at Sarehole Mill in Birmingham, one of Tolkein’s childhood haunts and celebrated … Continue reading

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Earlyarts puppetry & music training day, Chester

In January this year Liz & Rachel ran a Professional creative training session for Earlyarts at the Grovesnor Museum, Chester, focusing on confidence building and user friendly puppet making techniques for storytelling in the early years environment. It was a great … Continue reading

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Puppet making at Crosslee Community Primary School, Manchester

On 31st March, Sarah spent a fun filled day making puppets with the children at Crosslee School. The kids started by exploring the many different types of puppets and having a go with some examples from DNA’s extensive collection. They … Continue reading

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