To celebrate Dippy’s visit to the Jurassic Coast, the Jurassic Coast Trust have organised a series of 11 free, Interactive Art Days with local papier-mache extraordinaire Darrell Wakelam.

Starting from Saturday 3 February in Weymouth, Darrell will be venturing far and wide across Dorset, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire, celebrating each area’s unique natural beauty to make long-lasting artistic creations in collaboration with local children on each day.

Darrell’s work is three dimensional and uses simple techniques and everyday materials, mainly scrap cardboard and paper. This makes the outcomes cheap and easily achievable for even the youngest of participants.
Creating artwork based on fossils and Dinosaurs is a joy for Darrell, as children are already excited by the subject and it’s easy to get them involved. 3D sculptures are a great way to bring extinct animals to life, and young children can better understand the scale of a creature when they stand in its footprint or hold its teeth in their hands.

Read more here – Interactive Art Days with Darrell Wakelam

Here’s when and where you can catch Darrell:

Saturday 12 May – Sturminster Newton Youth Club