This week, as part of our ongoing Schools Projects programme, The HandMade Theatre team developed a very special adventure for the children and teachers at Ernehale Infant School. They have been studying the Dutch painter Willem Kalf and in particular his still life painting of a lobster (Still Life with Drinking Horn, 1653). We took the children back in time to meet Kalf and to help him find all the objects he would need to paint this still life. Our adventures took us to 17th Century Rotterdam, under the sea, to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and we even had to fight off Vikings. Well done to all the classes in years 1 & 2 who took part, it really was an adventure to remember!
Artists Involved: Suzy Gunn & Amy Nicholson
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