The Tetley Workshop – Travelling Paintings

What’s the best way to treat the freshly decorated education room at The Tetley? With a catapult making and paint flinging workshop of course!

First we made the catapults out of a variety of materials; pegs, lollipop sticks, tea spoons, elastic bands. Mastering a good catapult took some practice, a few tweaks here and there, repairs for weak joins. But the fun part was using the catapult!

Covering a ping pong ball in paint, the children (and adults) fired the projectile at the paper on the wall, creating travelling paintings with the drips, marks, splashes and even the odd hand print.

Below is a photographic account, pictures courtesy of Mat Dale.