Recently The Settlement have been involved in an Arts Council funded project which explores the relationship between science, art and creativity. The project focuses upon diatoms; tiny microorganisms found in water, which form beautiful and intriguing shapes. Collecting water samples and looking at these through microscopes can reveal the presence and wonder of these tiny beings.

 

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Having viewed the diatoms, participants are then asked to create art inspired by what they have seen. We have been involved in the project along with other local families and community groups and it has been fascinating to see what people have come up with. We have made drawings, sculptures and felt pieces, and other groups have made pieces from natural materials and group sculptures.

 

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As the project is being held at The Settlement this week, we will have the opportunity to get involved during our BB playgroup session this Tuesday 26th Jan. The level is perfect for the BB kids, and parents are encouraged to get involved too. We will be drawing, making sculptures individual pieces based on ideas inspired by the diatoms. We will also be able to look at natural objects and insects through the digital microscope which I’m sure will be fascinating to all.

Looking forward to seeing you there, usual times of 10:30-12:30.