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Visual Arts Workshop: Lands of Ice and Light 11 - 17 Dec 2022

Join visual artist Duffy Mooney-Sheppard to create winter scenes and animals in this imaginative workshop.

The lands of Antarctica and the Arctic, where penguins and polar bears live, are lands of bright white ice and snow. Vast blue skies bounce sunlight off ice like crystals, and sometimes the sky comes alive with shimmering colours. If you listen carefully you might hear only silence, or strange sounds coming from beneath the ice.

Inspired by these precious places and the animals that live in them, you will play with light and colour, layering different materials to create your own icy land. 

In our art making we can invite all kinds of animals that live in icy places; narwhals, arctic foxes, snowy owls, elephant seals and the wandering albetros too!

About Duffy Mooney-Sheppard

Duffy is a visual artist, arts program curator and workshop facilitator. A recent graduate of the MA Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Arts, she is drawn to the process of story-making as a way to explore ideas and share her curiosity about the natural world. With many years of experience working creatively with young people at The Ark and many other cultural institutions and schools, she has developed her facilitation methods which are based in playful observation, imagination and telling tall tales. This year, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, she founded Little Islands Art Club, an online art group for children and adults. Find out more at: