Mapping Houmet Paradis – A Drawing Adventure for children.

On Saturday 25th September we will be running an adventure drawing workshop on Houmet Paradis, a tiny island just off Bordeaux bay.  

During the trip children and their parents will explore this island, which is cut off from Guernsey at high tide, and create a concertina book of drawings, mapping their adventure.  There is also a chance for participants to have a guided tour of Uncharted Island: Contemporary Artists’ maps of Guernsey, which opens at the greenhouse in the Guernsey Information Centre on Thursday 16th September.  The exhibition will provide the young participants with plenty of inspiring ideas to take with them to Houmet Paradis.   

Leading the expedition is Lauren Barnes, a local girl who has recently graduated from the prestigious Courtauld Institute of Art in London with a degree in Art History: “Drawing is a great way of exploring the world around us and I’m really excited about this workshop. The ‘maps’ we will produce during the trip will go beyond the limitations of traditional maps, using experimental techniques to record participants’ personal impressions of Houmet Paradis.”  

The workshop is for children aged between 7 and 11 and all children must be accompanied by an adult.  Due to the locations visited we advises that the workshop is not suitable for those with limited mobility.

The workshop is provided free of charge as part of the Guernsey Arts Commission’s ongoing commitment to providing exciting arts opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds.  Places are limited and it is therefore necessary to register.  This can be done by emailing [email protected] or calling 739747 for a registration form.   The deadline for registration is Wednesday 22nd September.

You can also download your form here:

Mapping Houmet Paradis Workshop reg Form

And for more information…

Info sheet for parents and carers

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