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INNER CHILD CLASS: Tinselling Shahriyar

Parent-child chaos-love for the older brother when it's almost Christmas

  • Ended
  • 10 British pounds
  • Online


Service Description

The last in the Tinselling characters of the 1001 Nights series! 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. ‘Boo!’ We are not celebrating the murderer he was but the repentant man he has become. Every good story needs a bad guy. He is it. Shahriyar, thank you for giving Shahrazad a voice in the first place. Other men in other tales did not. It means that inside you there was a little seed kernel of change waiting for water. The metamorphosis of Shahriyar is guided by stories. Without the darkness there cannot be light. We will honour Shahriyar’s transformation thanks to Shahrazad (in our play, she is the star of the show) and also honour our shadow self and acknowledge the dark side in us all. And know that change is not only possible but inevitable. In the depths of midwinter, know that spring (and Dunyazad) is coming soon. Shahriyar is copper metallic. 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 Shahriyar 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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