We’ve got a natural talent for art

Enjoying art in the great outdoors at Ogden Water. Pictured are Freya Bartey and Lucas Hamilton-Penton
Enjoying art in the great outdoors at Ogden Water. Pictured are Freya Bartey and Lucas Hamilton-Penton

More than 40 children, parents and carers helped create environmental art at Ogden Water last Wednesday out of all-natural resources.

The children created an art pallete using only natural materials before making pieces out of just mud, with bilberry juice and raspberry juice as paint.

Children and adults alike were allowed to create take their pieces home and Chris Sutcliffe, Calderdale Council’s countryside officer, said that some adults “had as much fun as their children”.

The session was part of Calderdale Council’s “Wildside” programme that aims to give residents and vistors a chance to get to know their local environment and learn more about nature.

The programme consists of guided walks and other outdoor events aimed at children and adults. Future activites include looking at insects at Shibden Park on August 19 and stream dipping at Jerusalem Farm on August 27.