Skip to main content

Ridgeway Farm Art Project Colour-at-home Map part 7 of 9


Ridgeway Farm Art Project - 
Colour at Home Nature Trail Map

Page 7 of 9

As lockdown continues in some way for most of us I hope you are able to explore your creative side at home.  If you haven't had chance to watch Grayson's Art Club on Monday evenings Channel 4 I highly recommend it!  

It breaks down some of the barriers surrounding the word 'art' and allows you to think in an open and fresh way about what art means to you and how it is good for your mental health at a time like this. 

I also love how he is encompassing the crafts in this from pot making to wire birds, lampshade making etc!  It is also a great insight into how Grayson works, his studio and sense of fun and inclusion in his work.

We are getting to the last sections of the map now for you to colour at home, this is the North West corner of the development and features the large open field which is a haven for insects, butterflies, dragonflies and wild flowers and grasses.  The brambles on the railway line fence will be great places for pollinators and hiding rabbit holes!

Do you know what the difference is between the Buff Tailed or White Tailed bumblebee?  You can colour this one in here.  Do you know what type of bird this is?  I saw it while waiting for a community Walk and Talk event outside the school at Ridgeway Farm.  The next section of the map will reveal the name!

You can find hazel nuts or Cob Nuts here when we plant them as part of the community Orchard and please let me know if you would like to be involved in creating the community orchard – we need lots of help with this.




Feel free to add what you have seen in this space to the border around the drawing.



Don't forget to post your coloured in versions and share on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with 
#ridgewayfarmart @melissacole001

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Ridgeway Farm Art Project Launch 13.07.2019

Thank you for your hospitality and interaction today at the Summer Fair - I enjoyed talking about the project with you and you made some lovely wings!

This is the poster about the launch of the exciting art project coming to the new Taylor Wimpey development near Purton in North Wiltshire.

I will be at the Ridgeway Farm Academy CE School ROOTS PTA Summer Fair talking about the project - come and make a pair of wings from an old map and write down what you hope to see come from the project - if you live on Ridgeway Farm or in the wider Purton community - this project is for you and your public open space.

The is the start of a community consultation period where I will be working with the local community assessing the spaces and watching how they are interacted with by both human residents and the wildlife.  I want to get to know the space and invite residents to join me in some 'Walk n Talk' sessions around the old farm, exploring the spaces and discovering a little more abo…

My Amazing Dad Hector Cole Awarded an MBE 1st January 2015

I thought it would be a good idea to post here about the great news that my father Hector Cole has been awarded an MBE for Services to Heritage Crafts in the 2015 New Year's Honours!

He is really thrilled to get recognition for the 45 years of dedicated work specifically for his arrow-smithing and also within the broad spectrum of iron-working but, as many people will know, there is a lot more behind the award than is ever printed in the press.  I would like to share some of this information with you.

My sister Rebecca first brought up the idea of nominating Dad for an award, she thought he would be a great candidate for an honour and started to look into it.  There is a lot of work behind the scenes to make it happen and we were too late for that year so put it on the back burner. 

In 2014 I saw a tweet from www.heritagecrafts.org.uk asking if anyone knew a suitable crafts person to nominate for an honour.  I immediately tweeted back suggesting my Dad, Hector and it snowballed from …

Ridgeway Farm Art Project #5 February 2020

Ridgeway Farm Art ProjectNewsletter #5 February 2020



Here is a sneak preview of The Map for Ridgeway Farm residents that is work in progress on my drawing board.  
I have some illustrations from residents, photographs and drawings from Ridgeway Farm Academy Cherry Trees class to add to the border and reverse side as well as a story about the site written by another resident. 
 If you would like to contribute it's not too late - just get in touch!








Thursday 9th April 2020 from 1.45 - 4pm Easter Holiday - Free Workshop.
Wildlife Wonder Photography afternoon with Iain Green and Melissa Cole as part of the on-going Ridgeway Farm Art Project.
Bookings are being taken for up to 10 parent/grandparent/guardian and child places(age up to 16 need to bring an adult with them!) 

Art and photography students and amateurs welcome to bring their own cameras and learn from Iain. www.wildlifewonder.co.uk

Please share with friends that might be interested! Want to know more? Please message me melissa@me…