Axe pupils try their hand at making musical instruments

PUBLISHED: 11:30 26 April 2015

Pupils try their hand at instrument making.

Pupils try their hand at instrument making.

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Students joined artist Michael Fairfax to create sound instruments from cherry wood.

Music students from the ASPIRE [Gifted and Talented] programme at Axe Valley Community College were welcomed to the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, in Honiton, last week.

The pupils joined artist Michael Fairfax to create sound instruments from cherry wood.

They created ear harps in the natural form of the wood, whittling the branches to create their instrument which they then played and heard by putting them to their ears. “It was a really fun workshop – I enjoyed every minute,” said one of the students.

The sound instruments, together with sound recordings, videos and paper lines, will be included in the second part of Michael’s ‘Drop Me A Line’ exhibition, which runs from May 23 to June 20. It will allow the students to see their works exhibited alongside those of the artists and other community groups and visitors.

The gallery features an acclaimed programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions, alongside a permanent collection of Thelma Hulbert’s work.

In addition to the galleries are a learning room with art and craft materials for children, a shop and a refreshments area.

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