Wednesday 2 March 2022

Flight with York Learning - A Community Art Project

"Flight" - Birds (various makers)

This year's community art project with York Learningorganised by Claire Douglas, is entitled "Flight" and will be a great flock of birds.  Here's what Claire says...

Join us to make wonderful birds from all sorts of scrap and re-cycled materials.

The birds can be made out of anything - fabric, plastic bags, cardboard, milk cartons.

Your creations don’t need to be flat, although “relief” is preferable to 3 dimensional, as the flock will be exhibited on the walls of York Explore Library, from mid-June for 6 weeks.

Suitable for anyone, of any age, who enjoys making things.

We’re asking that pieces made are no larger than A3 (rough guide only) - although they can be as small as you like - variety is good!

The birds do not have to be of any particular species and all imaginary birds are gratefully received.

Bubble wrap bird

We’ll be running a range of workshops between now and May to support the project:-

There are still a few places remaining on the lino printing workshop - book here - booking essential!

And we will be running a drop in session as part of the Our City Festival on the 27th March 2022 on York Explore Library lawn from 11am – 3pm.

Flight Workshop

More workshops will go online as we progress through the spring, but we are of course, more than happy for people to simply create at home and submit as and when pieces are complete.

Please leave your finished birds at York Explore Library before the end of May 2022!

For further details please contact Claire Douglas on 07990 774420 or email

My bird for the Flight Community Art Project

I went to a workshop at Southlands Methodist Church led by Donna Taylor using recycled materials.  You can see my bird above. It was great fun.  Do join in!

I can't wait to see all the birds in "Flight" at York Explore Library in June.


  1. Thanks Sally, all birds welcome.....and if anyone is local to York and would really like a workshop to be run in their local area... for their local group...please get in touch! :)

  2. Hi Sally, I can't make the workshop on the 12th, but look forward to being able to attend on another date.