Sunday, 27 May 2012

Giants' Art Trail Braintree

Shaun Hall, Voldemort and Dave Taylor
Led by Shaun Hall (Pottery teacher - www.shaunhallraku.co.uk) and Dave Taylor (Freelance Sculptor / Communtiy Art Projects) the Arts and Crafts group at Mencap Braintree worked on one of the Giants - "Voldemort" no less - which will form part of the Giants Art Trail in Braintree....

Art and Craft group at Mencap working on Voldemort!
 "A wide range of free visual arts events, forming part of the district's F7 Arts Festival, kicking off with ‘Art in the Park' in Halstead Public Gardens, run by Halstead Art Group, and including work by local groups and solo artists.


This is Followed by an exciting art trail with a difference, featuring giant figures situated around Braintree. The giants will be made by various local groups, working with Essex based sculptor Dave Taylor. This event is organised by Braintree District Arts, with funding from Braintree District Council.

Mid June sees the start of the annual Braintree District Open Art Exhibition, at Braintree District Museum, showcasing selected works by Essex artists. Prizes are awarded, and entry forms can be downloaded from the Braintree District Arts website. Admission to the Museum will be free during the exhibition, thanks to sponsorship from George Yard Shopping Centre. The month finishes with the ‘Yard Art Sale' of inexpensive works by local artists, secondhand art books and materials, in George Yard Shopping Centre. Also look out for the chance to try out various art activities at ‘Yard Art' events in George Yard on Tuesdays during the summer."

For more information Giants Art Trail Braintree

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee Placemats - Printable templates - 3 in colour + 3 for you to colour-in...!

Placemat

Placemat

The days are flying by - only two weeks to the Diamond Jubilee week-end (2,3,4,5 June)...

So time now to print out your Jubilee placemats for your local street-party, picnic or lunch with friends and family...

I have put six together for you - three are in full colour, ready to print and use. The other three are to print and colour-in with your groups.

All are printable on A4 computer paper.

Here they are - Six Diamond Jubilee Placemats

(When you click on the Print icon, a screen will appear which will allow you to choose what to print and how many copies you want to print)

Use the SEARCH THIS BLOG box (top right) to find more Diamond Jubilee printables...

Enjoy the celebrations wherever you are...God Save the Queen!





Monday, 14 May 2012

3 Commemorative Diamond Jubilee Bookmarks - templates to download

Bookmarks

Queen Elizabeth II

Diamond Jubilee 1952 - 2012


Here are three bookmarks for you to download and print...

Two are ready to colour-in yourselves and if you are printing in black and white, then you can add a bit of colour to the Queen's portrait as well...

Either print onto paper and cut and stick onto card or print directly onto card.
For a bookmark to last for many years try laminating it - (enclose in a plastic sleeve) If you are laminating, paper is fine - no need to use card.

Lastly - punch a hole in the top and add a ribbon or thin cord.

A lovley memento of a special event to keep or to give away as a small gift...

Click here for your 3 Jubilee Bookmarks

Use the SEARCH THIS BLOG box (top right) to find more Diamond Jubilee printables...


Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee June 2012 Calendar


Our Beloved Queen

  


Here is the Diamond Jubilee June 2012 calendar for you to download and print...just click the link below!



Queen Elizabeth II


Sunday, 6 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee - Bunting! Three printable templates!

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee is only a month away...

To mark 60 years of The Queen's reign, the Diamond Jubilee celebrations will centre around an extended weekend on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June, 2012

(Use the SEARCH THIS BLOG box (top right) to find more Diamond Jubilee printables...)

So time to prepare your Bunting, hung it up where you will - and celebrate!!!

Here are three different options for you to choose from...

1. Ready to print in colour on white paper

2. Ready to print on white paper and colour-in yourselves 

3. Using coloured (red white and blue) paper or thin card, cut from the Bunting Pattern
Here are the templates - just click on the one you want to download and print...

1. Ready to print in colour on white paper


2. Ready to print on white paper and colour-in yourselves 


3. Using coloured (red white and blue) paper or thin card, cut from the Bunting Pattern

Once you have your bunting ready, take a length of string or thin cord and stretch it across a table (weigh the ends down with a couple of books to keep it taut) 

Then lay the triangles face-down tucking the wide end under the string about 1cm from the top edge. Leave about 1cm between each piece of bunting.

Tear off strips of sticky-tape and attach the cord to the bunting.

Make it as long as you want and hang it up...let the party begin!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Just Let Me Play!

Braintree Mencap's Play activity scheme for children with learning disability is being forced to close. The service provides children with a safe environment to play and develop skills and provides a much needed break for families. Essex County Council has withdrawn funding from the group after the groups were not successful in the procurement process. This decision will be devastating for the children and their families.

Please help this very essential activity scheme by signing their petition.


If you want to find out more about Braintree Mencap click here

Thanks for your interest in Mencap!

August 14th - Delighted to report that the Essex County Council have agreed to continue with the funding for another year. They will then do another review, but meanwhile the  Braintree Mencap's Play activity scheme for children with learning disability is back on...
Thanks for all your support!