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INNER CHILD CLASS: Tinselling Dunyazad

Parent-child chaos-love for the sister of Shahrazad when it's almost Halloween

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  • 10 British pounds
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Service Description

What better way to reconnect with your inner child than to take a class with one! Suitable for both kids and adults. This is a Tinselling Play class, inspired by the British toy theatre tradition of tinselling: adding decorative shiny bits to a toy theatre of posters of famous actors of the day. This was done with great care and back in the day you could buy pre-cut and stamped designs to stick on. A folk art that came from the streets, there are no right answers and no restraints apart from health and safety and all fun is encouraged. All welcome, especially children, both young and small. The city tells her tales to the world. Dunyazad is the sister and the whole wide world. She is essential to our play as Shahrazad needs a third presence, someone to tell her stories to as a ruse, to not speak directly to the shadowy king. Bright and sincere and all ears, and far from being only the little sister, Dunyazad is so essential to the master plan that without her presence the whole plot falls to pieces. A collusion of two women, two sisters - the City and the World - work in tandem to alter their destinies and the fates of all the women after them. (After all, if their ploy doesn’t work, Dunyazad is next in line.) When women work in harmony for a greater good together they can change the world. Dunyazad is silver metallic paint. The portions of sharing and interaction during this Play class will not be recorded due to the presence of young children. If you do use the painting as part of your artwork please acknowledge its originating source, it is good practice. Cameras must be on at all times. Adults please look after your kids and everyone use common sense. You will need: Sequins, Swarovski crystals, gold dust, stardust, fairy dust, pixie dust, magic dust, all in a variety of colours and sizes. And any other decorative items, bits, bobs and spangles you find or have lying around that can be stuck on with ordinary glue. Glue. Tweezers desirable but children must be supervised at all times. Glitter is now banned (in my house!). Download the poster pin up of Dunyazad from the Miniature Painting Forum and print on A3 or A4 paper, or print, trace and transfer your own. More info also at the Forum (copy/paste link). You are welcome to paint the robes and decorate and ornament as you like.

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