27 October 2010

Every Saturday during the Liverpool Biennial we'll be running FREE drop-in all-ages workshop sessions to learn how to make mini sculptures based on South American worry dolls.

All the equipment and materials will be supplied. Just drop in the FACT foyer from 1.00pm to 3.00pm this Saturday! 

Worry dolls are very small and colourful dolls traditionally made in Guatemala. A person who cannot sleep due to worrying can express their worries to a doll and place it under their pillow before going to sleep. According to folklore the doll is thought to worry in the person's place, allowing the person to sleep peacefully! Our worry dolls incorporate traditional weaving and clay techniques. The process will also change every week, so if you've already made a doll you can have a go with another technique. 
We'll be asking people to leave behind their worry dolls which will be bound together to create a procession of dolls, inspired by the Biennial theme 'Touched'

You can see some images from Saturday's first workshop here!