Friday, 29 August 2014

What my family means to me

We worked with young people from three different areas in Mansfield, Beeston and Bilsthorpe to create collage boards on the theme of 'What my family means to me'.
The project was funded by Supported Families and the Nottinghamshire Youth Service.

In the Artzone Tepee

We spent a day working with young people in Mountsorrel creating a woven and printed tepee.
The sessions were lovely, friendly, with everyone chatting and contributing to the artwork. The tepee was commissioned by Charnwood Arts in Loughborough.

Culture Day @ Kirk Hallam College

We were pleased to be asked again to work with the students at Kirk Hallam College.
We enjoyed the day meeting lots of other artists.
Here are some of the African masks and Japanese shibori designs we created.

Inspiring Derby with its first Well Dressing Trail

We spent a very busy time in June working with 4 schools, Chaddesden Art Group, Goldsquad, Listen Love Learn, All Being Well, St Joseph's Youth Group and Derby Cathedral to create 10 well dressings for the first ever Well Dressing Trail around the Cathedral Quarter in Derby.

Here are some of the highlights 

Puddling the clay
marking out the designs


Mini Well Dressings

A big thank you to all the venues - Derby Cathedral, Quad, Deda, Derby Library and Derby Tourist Centre for hosting the trail and most importantly to Derby City Council and Quad for funding the project.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Beeston Multicultural Festival

Its Well Dressing season again and we were pleased to participate in the Beeston Multicultural Festival in Nottingham. We even met the Mayor.
Its always a great event with lots of different performances, singing, dancing and activities.

Creative Carnival @ Rosehill Infants

We joined in with the Creative Carnival at Rosehill Infant School to create a giant Rainforest mural and a model of the Taj Mahal!!

All the artwork was exhibited in the Arboretum Park for the carnival where all the children took part.

Block Printing @ Buxton Museum

Over May half term we spent a day creating block-printed masterpieces with families. They were based on the Geoff Machin exhibition at the museum.

St Joseph's Primary - 'Welcome' Mosaics

We have been busy at St Joseph's Catholic Primary working with Years 3 & 4 in May and Years 1 & 2 in July to create 2 mosaics to decorate their outdoor schools areas.