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Colour Colour Everywhere at Eden

Cartoon demonstrations, a giant nature art installation and a colourful trail around the Biomes are some of the vibrant activities for Colour Uncovered at Eden this February half term.

Professional animator Tim Allen will be breaking down the “magic” that goes into making iconic cartoons with a stop motion animation demonstration from today (Monday) until Wednesday in the Mediterranean Biome Citrus Grove.

 

Jim Parkyn from Aardman Animations will be using modelling clay to create a colourful, ever changing art piece which children can get involved with from Thursday to Sunday.

 

A giant nature-themed mural shaped like a vine will be in the dome tent, to which visitors can add elements such as insects, 3D flowers and leaves. They will also be encouraged to search inside their pockets for objects to add to the mural, which will steadily grow over the duration of the half-term break.

 

People will also have the chance to look through the eyes of an insect and help create the ultraviolet landscape that it sees.

 

In the Biomes, a living colour trail will help visitors find colours hidden in nature and hunt for striking flowers and plants along the way.

 

People of all ages can have a go at creating eye-catching masks, get messy with marble painting and make unique pictures by paper weaving.

 

Demonstrations on how natural fabric dyes are made will be taking place. There will also be take away guides and ideas available to encourage people to recreate these once they return home.

 

The Core Lab will host “Carry Away Colour”, featuring the world of natural colour and showcasing the clever ways plants use colours to entice pollinators.

 

Eden storytellers will engage audiences with their story “Our Colourful World” where people will travel through time and explore the changing colours of Planet Earth.

 

Colour Uncovered runs until Sunday (February 23). For more information, please visit www.edenproject.com/colour-uncovered 

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