Do you consider yourself artistic or are you scared to pick up a pencil? Perhaps you were told you were no good at art when at school? Perhaps you have children that love to get creative but dread the mess that comes with painting in your home?
The Art Playground is a new community resource for people of ALL AGES to come together to play at making art. Promoting creativity, community cohesion and wellbeing - forget about what things look like, just make some marks and leave them for the next person to add to or paint over if they like.
Run on a voluntary and donations basis, volunteers to help out on the days it is open and donations of art materials and cash on the day are very welcome!
Here’s some examples of items you might like to donate:
any art materials you no longer want
left over house paints
bushes and paint rollers
plastic spatulas and scrapers
plain or coloured paper, tissue paper or card
wooden or MDF boards or canvases for painting on
charcoal sticks, pencils or pastels
old loose shirts or aprons
old unwearable t-shirts that can be cut into rags
anything else you can think of that could be used to make some art.
The Art Playground is based at The Clay Factory which is the building with the big chimney situated alongside the railway between Ivybridge and Bittaford. It is open every first Saturday in the month from 11am to 4pm at the same time as the RedPod Food plant based cafe.
If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or donate any materials, please come along when it is open and speak to Jamila or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange collection.
Please wear old clothes or bring an apron as you may get messy. If you bring children with you, please join in, spectators are not allowed 😁
Directions: When leaving Ivybridge heading towards Bittaford, turn left up David's Lane, BEFORE you reach The Clay Factory. This will take you over the railway, around the sharp right bend and then follow the road alongside the railway track. There is free parking alongside , in front of and opposite the building.
(The postcode is PL21 0EZ but please DON'T follow your satnav or it will take you to the wrong side of the building.)
It is an 18 minute walk from Ivybridge train station. It is a 10 minute walk from the nearest bust station at Davy's Cross (GOLD or X38 bus, get off in between Ivybridge and Bittaford).
The entrance is alongside the railway track, just past the chimney, through the big shutter doors.
RED POD FOOD
For the menu for the Saturday and details on how to order food in advance to help save food waste, please visit https://www.facebook.com/redpodfood
Since the event is free, we would really appreciate you supporting the café since that helps cover our overheads.
Children and Liability
Note that all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Visitors and participants at The Art Playground are responsible for their own health and safety when attending The Art Playground and using the art materials.
The Art Playground is free to enter but please book free tickets for your entry as it gets fully booked: