Tha project was really the first step in a couple of projects that we have embarked upon with Morden library as part of the library activities for the summer holidays. The Paint A Womble session was to introduce children to all aspects of the wombles - the books, furry toys, the naming of young wombles. This will then help us with our 'Wonderful Wall of Wombles' banner and then possibly an exhibition in a local gallery. Exciting stuff!
Paint A Womble - Morden Library
|Ready to go!|
I had worked out that he basically consisted of a circle and a square with a few fuzzy bits added so I thought I could at least give a general indication on how to go about things and it seemed to go about as well as an arts master-class could go when being conducted by someone who can’t draw!
|The very popular painting table|
Once the children had finished their painting they then took their womble to the 'naming table' where Morden library volunteer and AFC Wimbledon season ticket holder Lili Nettun-Ure was on hand with the library atlas. This was a crucial tool because, as everyone knows, wombles are named by a random finger in an atlas. This is very democratic and ended up with some interesting results - New Britain womble anyone??? Over thirty wombles required naming so thanks to Lili for her professionalism in the role of registrar.