Red, yellow, blue and white paint, a tub of water and paint brush. These were the tools given to everyone at the Somerset Art Works' workshops at Othery inspired by The Great Crane Project.
Reflecting the local community and surrounding Somerset levels where the amazing cranes are being re-introduced, throughout the last month people of all ages have started making their marks and painted their own life-size crane decoys under the guidance of artist Kitty Hillier.
‘Blossom’ was the theme for Isabel and her granddaughter, Lizzie. Young Daniel didn’t know what he was painting as such, just having fun with colour and rainbow colours. Local resident Pat was ‘just playing’ - freely painting a pastoral scene depicting day and night, with the stars and moon on the Crane’s head so it could see at night.
You can see the flock of painted Cranes from this series of workshops at the Othery Street Fayre on Saturday 16 June 11.30 – 4.30.
Collect a map from the Somerset Art Works (SAW) stall and discover the trail around the village.