Schools

Chinese New Year at Erewash Museum Jan 2020
We are here again working with a number of schools from Ilkeston making fire cracker garlands to celebrate the year of the Rat.
https://spiral-art.blogspot.com/2020/01/chinese-new-year-erewash-museum.html


Chinese New Year at Erewash Museum Feb 2019
We worked with 6 school groups from the local area to create lanterns and purses to celebrate Year of the Pig.
https://spiral-art.blogspot.com/2019/02/chinese-new-year-year-of-pig.html

Divali at Erewash Museum Oct 2018
We worked with schools to create toran bunting 

Tepees, Markeaton School, July 2018
We worked with 120 children to create to giant tepees using recycled materials such as bottles, tops, CDs, and straws for the start of their art week.
https://spiral-art.blogspot.com/2018/07/tepees-markeaton-school-arts-week.html

Chinese New Year, at Erewash Museum Feb 2018
We spent a week working at Erewash Museum, we created chinese dog puppets and lanterns with Charlotte Nursery and Infant School, Chancer Junior School & Bennerley School.


Divali Celebrations, Erewash Museum, Oct 2017
We spend 3 days working with schools at Erewash Museum to create rangoli designs and clay divas.






Chinese New Year, Erewash Museum, Feb 2017
We worked with 4 schools to create Chinese crafts to celebrate the year of the Rooster.


















 Anti-Slavery Banner, Jan 2017
We worked with 80 school children to create an anti-slavery banner at Derby Cathedral for the 210th anniversary since the abolition of the slave trade.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/anti-slavery-banner-derby-cathedral.html

St James Juniors, April-May 2016
We worked with an after-school club including parents and siblings to make birds for our Summer Celebration.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/sculpture-club-st-james-juniors.html

Wyndham Primary, Mar 2016
We worked with Folk 3D to create a well dressing for St George's Day Celebrations.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/wyndham-school-well-dressing-with-folk.html

St James Infants, Jan-Mar 2016
We worked with Year 2 children to create flowers for our Arboretum Spring Fest in the park in March.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/flowers-st-james-infants.html

St Thomas and Borrow Wood Primary Schools, Nov 2015
We worked at Erewash Museum for 2 days to create Clay divas and colourful rangoli designs with the children.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/divali-celebration-crafts.html

St James Junior School, November 2015
We spent a day creating lanterns for the Luminate Lantern festival with a Year 4 class.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/lanterns-st-james.html

St James Junior School, October 2015
We planted crocus bulbs with the children in the Arboretum Park.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/bulb-planting-with-st-james-school.html

St Mary's School, October 2015
We worked with Year 1 classes to create Andy Goldsworthy inspired weavings.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/st-marys-andy-goldsworthy-weavings.html

Darley Churchtown School, June 2015
We worked with the whole school, to create batik pieces for a large banner.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/darley-churchtown-batik-banner.html
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/darley-churchtown-school-batik-banner.html

Arboretum School, Feb 2015
We worked with 60 children over half term to create a giant marble run.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/half-term-marble-run-arboretum-school.html

Rosehill School, Nov/Dec 2014
We worked with Year 1 classes at the lodge in the park on a Gruffalo project.

Riddings Nursery and Infant Oct 2014
We worked with Foundation and Reception to create fish and butterflies using materials from the Play and Recycling Centre.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/woven-butterflies-and-fishes-with.html

St Mary's Primary Oct 2014
We created a woven tepee with Year 1 classes inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/tepee-weaving-st-marys-primary.html

St Joseph's Primary Sept 2014
We worked with Year 5&6 to create a 3rd mosaic for the school
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/mosaic-st-josephs-school.html

Arboretum Primary Sept 2014
We worked with all the staff on an arts training day.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/hula-weaving-arboretum-staff-day.html

Kirk Hallam College July 2014
We worked with Year 8 students to create African masks and Japanese Shibori designs for their Culture Day.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/culture-day-kirk-hallam-college.html

Rosehill Infants June 2014
We worked with year 2 classes to create the Rainforest Mural and Year 1 classes to create the Taj Mahal for their carnival on the park.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/creative-carnival-rosehill-infants.html

St Joseph's Catholic Primary May and July 2014
We spent some time working with different year groups to create 2 mosaics to enhance the schools grounds.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/st-josephs-primary-welcome-mosaics.html

St James Juniors March 2014
This was a very interested project to create a giant globe for their International Food Project, we worked with all year groups for a week.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/out-of-this-world-space-project.html

Arboretum School half term project Feb 2014
We spent the half term creating a space station, alien masks and alien puppets at Grove Lodge.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/out-of-this-world-space-project.html

St James Juniors Feb 2014
We worked with 25 juniors to create a Chinese Dragon Head for the new year celebrations.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/chinese-dragon-head.html

Sawley Infants Feb 2014
We worked with the infants to create a giant Chinese horse lantern and small horses for the Chinese New Year celebrations.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/the-year-of-horse.html

Arboretum Primary Nov 2013
We worked with all year groups to create the Welcome Tree for the school entrance.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/welcome-tree-arboretum-school.html

Arboretum Primary Nov 2013
We worked with the Arts Award group to make banners for their school entrance, they all came to Grove Lodge for the sessions.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/arboretum-school-arts-award-group.html
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/arboretum-school-arts-award-batik.html
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/arboretum-school-arts-award-stencilling.html

Redhill Primary & Sawley Junior Schools, Oct 2013
We created Rangoli panels for the Divali Celebrations with Year 4 & Year 5 classes
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/rangoli-galore.html

Kirk Hallam Community College, July 2013
World Culture Day - We created African Masks and Japanese Shibori Fabric with Year 7 students.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/world-culture-day.html

Breadsall Primary School, Breadsall - July 2013
We created a well dressing with all 100 children in the school from Reception to Year 6.
http://www.spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/kevin-peacock-at-breadsall.html

Pear Tree Infants School, Derby July 2013
We worked with Reception and Year 1 to create a new mosaic for the school.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tiling-at-pear-tree-infants.html

Redhill Primary School, Ockbrook July 2013
'Welcome' mosaic created by Year 6 children for the entrance to the school.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/welcome-in-redhills.html

St James Juniors, June 2013
Aspiration Shoeboxes with Year 6 classes.
What they would like to be all in a shoebox, creating mini wire & paper mache figures.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/shoebox-aspirations.html

Rosehill Infant School, June 2013
Healthy Eating Project funded by the NHS Development Fund, working with Year 1 and Reception classes and their parents.
http://www.spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/healthy-eating-at-rosehill-infants.html

Repton Primary School, May 2013
We worked with Years 3 & 4 to create African Batik Hangings and Masks for their Arts Week Assembly.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/out-of-africa-in-repton.html

St Benedict RC School April 2013
Easter Holiday Club
We created masks and clay tiles with the students.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/st-benedict-easter-hols-club.html

Ladywood Primary, Kirk Hallam Feb 2013
Redhill Primary, Ockbrook Feb 2013
We created dragon puppets with both schools for Chinese New Year.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/schools
Ilkeston Ormiston Academy, Ilkeston, Feb 2013
We worked with Year 7 students to create Dragon Puppets using gold dollies and florist ribbon.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/ilkeston-dragon-academy.html

Sawley Infant School, Jan 2013
We worked with the reception class to create Dragon Puppets for Chinese New Year
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/dragon-puppets-for-chinese-new-year.html

Draycott Primary Jan 2013
We worked with Year 1 and Year 2 on creating Dragon Puppets to celebrate Chinese New Year


St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Derby Jan 2013
We worked with Year 2 classes to create an Isle of Coll sculpture for their Katie Morag project.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/island-sculpture.html

St Benedict Catholic School, Derby Dec 2012
We worked with Year 7 students over 2 days to create a Nativity in a Box which you had to peep into to see.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/nativity-in-box.html

Draycott Primary School, Draycott Nov 2012
We created Divali Banners with Year 3 and Year 4 to celebrate Divali at West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/happy-divali.html

Ladywood Primary, Kirk Hallam Nov 2012
We created Divali Batik Banners and Bunting created with Year 2 & Year 3. 
The work was displayed at Erewash Museum as part of the Ilkeston Divali Celebrations.

St James Junior CE School, Derby Nov 2012
Its Narnia time in Year 4 so we have created a very large tree which can be decorated for their project.
We used lots of leaf making techniques.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/to-everything-there-is-season.html

St James Infant CE School, Derby Oct 2012
We are working on a Gruffalo project with the infant classes during October.
We had walks around the Arboretum Park to collect leaves, take tree bark rubbings and look for places that the Gruffalo creatures would hide.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/is-there-gruffalo-in-arboretum.html
http://spiral-art.blogspot.com/2012/11/there-is-gruffalo-in-school.html

Redhill Primary School, Ockbrook Oct 2012
We worked with the junior classes to create a large Green Man figure and also 16 small wire creatures for their Forest Project.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/green-men-in-redhills.html

St James and Rosehill Federation Schools July 2012
We spent 2 weeks working with 600 children from the 3 schools creating 6 Olympic figures. They will be used in the schools Olympic celebrations in September in the Arboretum Park. The figures are living in Grove Lodge in the park until school starts. You may see them peering through the windows if you go pass.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/large-scale%20structure 

Olympic Banners June 2012
We worked with 12 schools to create banners that were displayed in Darley Park for the arrival of the Olympic Torch. They looked great in the park, well done to everyone  who worked so hard to get them completed.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/banners 

Olympic Torch Workshops May 2012
We worked with 35 schools to create school Olympic torches for the school torch relay. We delivered workshops at the Silk Mill Museum and also went into some schools to help them create their torches.
We were really privileged to be asked to the service at Derby Cathedral on Olympic Torch Day and we saw all the torches being paraded in to a great applause!!
http://spiral-art.blogspot.co.uk/2012_06_01_archive.html

Derby Lantern Festival & Wright of Derby Festival Dec 11
We worked with 3 schools - Firs Estate, Gayton Juniors and St James Juniors to create 100 globe lanterns and some large lanterns for the festivals. The lanterns were processed around Derby's town centre to the Cathedral Green.
http://spiral-art.blogspot.com/2011/11/more-lanterns-for-lamp-in-place-of-sun.html

Artworks at Wirksworths Sept 2011 
We have just worked all weekend with children from
Wirksworth CE Infant School and Wirksworth Infant School during the Wirksworth Festival
A lovely group of creative children!


Cultural Olympiad Banner projects May-June 2011
Bemrose, Chellaston, Da Vinci, Derby Moor, Landau Forte, Lees Brook, Littleover Community, Murray Park, Noel Baker, Royal School for the Deaf, Sinfin Community, St Andrews, St Benedict, St Clares, St Martins, West Park and Woodlands.


Bird and flower Banner - Rosehill Infants for PARC
Woven Tepees - Redhill School, Ockbrook
Well Dressing - Markeaton Primary School, Derby
Chinese New Year - Dragon Puppets
We worked with the reception classes in Draycott School and Field House Infant School in January to create amazing Dragon Puppets.



Field House Workshops

We have worked in Sure starts and Children's Centres in Derby and Derbyshire

Derwent Stepping Stones - Chaddesden in Derby
celebrating 20 years of the organisation.
Rosehill Surestart - Peeps Groups
Coton in the Elms, Derbyshire - Launch event 2011