Friday, 2 May 2014

MAKE aberdeen


Welcome to our final Cultivate blog for the foreseeable future! There will most likely be another Cultivate course happening, but not until September, so this is the last installment for the current year. 

As a celebration of all the hard work the participants have put in, for our last session we headed to MAKE aberdeen for some 3D fun. Please do check out the MAKE website linked above, the project is really cool but it needs support to become a permanent feature in the cultural opportunities of Aberdeen, so if you have a creative streak then pop along and see them!

The Cultivate guys all got to design and produce artworks of their own style. Have a look at the photos below to see the kinds of things they were able to do with the 4 hour session. 

They look lovely! Big well done to all the Cultivatees on both this programme and the last, you've all been superb and have hopefully gotten a lot from the course.

We should be back in September, so until then, keep volunteering and more importantly - keep making!!

TC x

Weeks 9-12


As you may have noticed, we've been absent for a bit! That's because we've been so busy there's been no time to keep you all updated.

Here are a selection of highlights from the last few weeks, to show you how we finished the last of the coursework and earned each Cultivatee their qualification.

1. Bunting

We made bunting to describe the impact of the course on each volunteer and their experiences of the course.

2. Margaret Stewart came in to talk about the Kiln Firing event, and to show the participants a risk assessment and other bits and bobs, to give further insight into organising creative events.

3. Course Work

Aye, we did some of that too!

4. Creative Communities Celebration Event

We attended a celebration event to commemorate all the work that's been happening in Aberdeen's communities over the last year.

There were freebies!

The cake was very large...

These are the cutest wee things you ever did see!
 5. Anne and Almas lead activities

Anne and Almas gave us a masterclass in jewellery making and Easter egg holder making.

Anne's activity:

6. Nicole's 18th

Happy Biiiirthdayyy tooo youuuu!

The course has officially come to an end now - so if you know a Cultivatee, take her out for a cuppa and a slice of cake! She deserves it!

Thanks for reading :)