Family Discovery Day: Nature and Collecting

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A whole day of nature discovery through art, stories, science and play. Join our regular Saturday morning clubs, Create Art, Create Stories and Create Tales for Tots in the morning and/or stay for lunch to join our free ethical collecting, plaster casting and plant scultpture workshops in the afternoon.

HOW TO BE A COLLECTOR Free workshop. Fifteen minute slots between 1.15 pm – 2.15 pm. Free entry. Booking available, or just turn up on the day

We are delighted to welcome BRLSI (Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution) to The Edge for a fun workshop on being a collector without damaging the world around you. Children will make observation journals, colour charts, sun prints, and play a game about the ethical and legal considerations we have to make when we collect specimens. The focus will be on the preference of collecting information over specimens and the many ways we can accurately record our findings. The workshop is based on Adela Breton, a Bath resident who travelled to Chichen Itza in Mexico to copy wall carvings and paintings.

PLASTER CASTING 1.15-2.15 pm Free drop-in workshop

Artist Sarah Dowling shows you how to take castings of your ethical collected items to create reliefs that you can keep forever! Using items such as fallen leaves, feathers, shells and other items we can ethical source. Running alongside the BRLSI ethical collecting workshop, this workshop is for adults and children and will involve getting a bit messy!

PLANT SCULPTURES 2.30 – 4.30pm Free Drop In Workshop

Join Vulpes Vulpes for a workshop that will use foraged plants for creating sculptural flower arrangements. As part of the Know-How series nature day this promises to be fun for all the family.