Looking for Ash Trees in Abbotts Ann

Thanks very much to Alex Marshall, who contacted me with these photographs of Ash Trees that she and Wendy Davis located, with the help of the Identifying Ash Trees blog post. ‘Wendy and I have been inspired by your AshTreeStream blog posts to go out and look for ash trees in Abbotts Ann. We wereContinue reading “Looking for Ash Trees in Abbotts Ann”

Art with Ash Trees: Drawing by Jo Beal

As schools closed and the Ash Tree Stream exhibition was postponed (see more here), the participatory element of Ash Tree Stream temporarily moved online, with two free downloadable resources to get you all involved – Identifying Ash Trees and Making Art with Ash Trees. We are asking people to identify an Ash Tree near whereContinue reading “Art with Ash Trees: Drawing by Jo Beal”

The Ash Looks Back

While the school sessions are postponed and some activities have gone online, I’ve been quietly working away, researching and developing my own artwork ready for the exhibition (now scheduled for October instead of July). The Ash Looks Back is the title I’ve come up with to describe this body of work. I decided when IContinue reading “The Ash Looks Back”

Covid-19: Making Some Changes to the Project

In light of the current situation with Covid-19 our plans for school sessions running through to June, and an exhibition in July at CAS (Chapel Arts Studios), unfortunately won’t be possible. Happily though, Arts Council England have approved our proposal for a few changes to the project, meaning that we can hang on to ourContinue reading “Covid-19: Making Some Changes to the Project”

Free Resource: Making Art with Ash Trees

Following on from my last post on Identifying Ash Trees, I’ve put together a free downloadable resource with suggested arts activities to carry out with or in response to your own local Ash trees. As before, please do share your experiences, photos and artworks with us, either on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the #AshTreeStreamContinue reading “Free Resource: Making Art with Ash Trees”

Starting Out in Abbotts Ann

Thank you to Maija Liepins who has been the first person to get in contact following the publishing of our Identifying Ash Trees guide. All words and images below are by Maija. If you’d like to share your own experiences of Ash Trees, please download the guide and share any photographs/artwork with us using theContinue reading “Starting Out in Abbotts Ann”

Free Guide: Identifying Ash Trees

With the Covid-19 lockdown and school closures we wanted to support people to get out (on their one walk or cycle ride a day) and start to identify Ash trees growing in their local area. Whether you have an Ash tree in your garden, on your street, or in your local park, we’d love youContinue reading “Free Guide: Identifying Ash Trees”

Walking, Mapping, Tracking

Over the last couple of weeks, Becky and I have worked with Andover C of E and Vernham Dean Gillum Schools for the second time on this project (with Andover C of E it’s my third time overall as I also worked with them to say thank you and goodbye to the One Ash tree).Continue reading “Walking, Mapping, Tracking”

One Ash – Experiencing Connection

One Ash is a project from Andover Trees United, working with the Englefield Estate near Reading. It is from the One Ash project that the idea for Ash Tree Steam first emerged, as I discussed with Wendy Davis (ATU Director) her vision for engaging local schools in using creative ways to learn about Ash Trees,Continue reading “One Ash – Experiencing Connection”

At Charlton Lakes with Harrow Way Community School

Our second session with the Year 8 Art & Photography students from Harrow Way, saw us walking to the nearby Charlton Lakes, and basing ourselves around a group of young Ash trees. Before leaving school we had recapped on the student’s ideas from the previous session, showing them how we had taken these into accountContinue reading “At Charlton Lakes with Harrow Way Community School”