As part of Highland Council’s Summer of Hope programme, Inverness Creative Academy hosted a series of 12 free children’s workshops throughout July 2021 themed around nature and recycling. In response to the Covid-19 lockdowns, the emphasis was on collaborating, socialising and having fun. The workshops were led by local artist Sadie Stoddart and allowed the young people aged 6-8 and 9-12 to explore different art techniques such as printmaking with plants, mark-making with natural paintbrushes, junk bugs and much more. Sadie is one of our accredited Arts Award tutors and is passionate about finding inclusive ways of encouraging children and young people to engage with art.
Thanks to funding from Highland Council, we were able provide all the materials, a healthy fruit snack and juice during the sessions.