Exciting new MIDWEEK workshops with Ky Lewis
JULY 2016

Monday 4th July & Friday 8th July 
Pinhole Workshop/s ( all day)

Take a step back from the fast world of digital and learn how to make a pinhole camera. You will be shown how to use the camera, learning about pinhole tricks and exposures in an informal way, this will be fun. We shall then make pinhole photos around the beautiful gardens,  Grow Mayow Community Gardens. Then learn how to process them in a very basic darkroom, taking these new skills home. Instruction, BW paper and/or film provided along with darkroom processing.
Please bring your own notebooks and if you have a special container you would like to convert into a camera bring that with you. 
Where: Grow Mayow Community Garden
Times: 11.00am-5.00pm Lunch 1.00-1.45
Cost: £45 includes materials
Max: Ten

Wednesday 6th July 
Lumen Printing 
Drop in workshop / all ages welcome 

Learn how to produce colourful ephemeral images using a variety of subject matter with this camera-less workshop.
Times: 12.00-4.30pm
Where: Grow Mayow Community Garden
Cost: £5.00 

Thursday 7th July
Cyanotype printing
Drop in workshop / all ages welcome
Cyanotypes, an alternative photographic process, are a fun way to produce images and accessible to all ages, make an image and maybe also contribute to a larger piece.
Where: Grow Mayow Community Garden
Time: 1.00-5.00
Cost: £5.00 
Subject to weather conditions.


Saturday 2nd July 
Lumen Printing
Drop in workshop / all ages welcome 

Lumen printing is a cameraless photographic technique, learn how to produce colourful ephemeral images using a variety of subject matter. 

Where: In the front garden next to Brown and Green Cafe 
Time: 11.30-4.30
Cost: £5.00 
All ages and abilities
Subject to weather conditions

Sunday 3rd July 
Cyanotype Printing 
Drop in workshop / all ages welcome 
Cyanotypes, an alternative photographic process, are a fun way to produce images and accessible to all ages, make an image and maybe also contribute to a larger piece.

Where: In the front garden next to Brown and Green Cafe Mayow Park
Time: 11.30- 4.00
Cost: £5.00 drop-in workshop
Subject to weather conditions

About Ky Lewis

Ky Lewis is a fine art photographer, living in London for over 25 years. Having worked in design and illustration she now concentrates on making images via photographic methods. Her images continue to use analogue processes with little post production, the images you see are what was on the negative, created in camera using either the most basic pinholes or plastic “Toy” cameras or even without lenses by contact methods.
Creating pinhole images and images without lenses using the sun has become a passion. The pinhole cameras are often made out of simple waste items such as old tins, film pots, boxes and the like, from such disposable items come dreamy images, resonant of past memories. She also teaches art, printmaking and photography sharing her knowledge of these processes with children on long term projects such as Solargraphy and Lumen printing.
Previous projects have centred around the transcience of the figure in the landscape and especially beside water. Her book “Pinhole and Plastic” contains many images from this  series and has been published and is available at Blurb.com


Did we have a blast of last Thursday !!

On Thursday the 21st April,  our Nature Kids group started our very exiting 
Nature space kids Rocket seeds experiment

In September 2015 , 2kg of rocket seeds were flown to the International Space Station (ISS) on Soyuz 44S where they will spend several months in microgravity before returning to Earth in March 2016. The seeds have been sent as part of Rocket Science, an educational project launched by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency.

Grow Mayow Community Garden will be one of up to 10,000 schools to receive a packet of 100 seeds from space, which they will grow alongside seeds that haven’t been to space and measure the differences over seven weeks. The Nature space kids won’t know which seed packet contains which seeds until all results have been collected by the RHS Campaign for School Gardening and analysed by professional biostatisticians.

The out-of-this-world, nationwide science experiment will enable the children to think more about how we could preserve human life on another planet in the future, what astronauts need to survive long-term missions in space and the difficulties surrounding growing fresh food in challenging climates.

Iris Borgers says: “We are very excited to be taking part in Rocket Science. This experiment is a fantastic way of teaching our Nature kids to think more scientifically and share their findings with the whole community.
Rocket Science is just one educational project from a programme developed by the UK Space Agency to celebrate British ESA astronaut Tim Peake’s Principia mission to the ISS and inspire young people to look into careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, including horticulture.

Follow the project on Twitter: @RHSSchools#RocketScience




Art and Story workshops 

10.30  - 12 PM  



make art to inspire 

More info about StoryHug here: