Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Week 5 - My Volunteer Experience

Work In Progress

A warm welcome to week 5's Cultivate blog! This week we've been collage-ing our thoughts and experiences since the group's Volunteer Experience last Saturday (19th Oct).

On Saturday, the Cultivate group were in Torry for the Creative Communities pop-up event. Although it was a quieter day than expected due to the typically dreich Aberdeen weather, the guys welcomed local families to come along and try various arts activities, with the promise of free ice-cream for those who took part. 

I promise to steal photos of the event when they're ready, and include them in next week's blog. For now, here's some photos of lead-artist Fergus and Cultivate member Barney, doing some repair work to the giant ice-cream and strong man that were used to get funny pictures at the pop-up day.

Aside from the strong man and ice-cream activities, the main attraction on the day was inspired by the idea of the camera obscura, mentioned in last week's blog. In a nutshell, this is how it's done:

1. Stick your head in a projector and have someone stand behind you.

2. By some kind of voodoo magic involving the mirror part of the projector, the image of the person behind you will appear on the paper before your eyes.

3. Draw.

Pretty good, huh?

So anyway, back to the course. The group reflected on their experience on Saturday, and identified the strengths and weaknesses they'd displayed on the day. They then wrote these qualities on either a 'flake' or a muscle, and stuck them on the giant cut-outs.

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