Brandon, Queen's Square | May 22, 2018
Collaborative art projects communicate so many wonderful messages to children:
“Small contributions can add up to something great.”
“Individual skill levels matter less than overall vision.”
“Combined effort over time produces big results.”
“There are always opportunities to be creative within a larger structure.”
“When everyone has a different piece of the picture, teamwork is needed.”
Collaborative art projects give children a chance to be social and share while being creative. They can also provide a chance to slow down, focus, and be mindful. Projects stretched out over longer periods of time can teach the value of patience.
The Discovery Centre of the Old Post Office will offer children the chance to explore and create in a range of media while often allowing for their creations to be digitized as part of larger projects. Showcased here are composite images from our “Many Hands Mural” and “Colour Quilt.”
The Many Hands Mural was added to over the course of two sessions of the 4PM Project at our Queen’s Square location last month. The Colour Quilt nods to Cambridge’s proud traditions in the textile arts and constitutes an ongoing, all-ages project that will eventually have music added and be transformed into video content.
The digital age makes collaboration and sharing the results even easier. And in the end, there’s the pride involved in knowing that you were a part of creating something beautiful. Sign up for a tour of the Discovery Centre at the Old Post Office today and get inspired.