Category Archives: collage

Friday Art Club at Ibbison Community Center collage shapes from 3D objects

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Today I took brought along a number of objects for people to use as ideas for shapes to cut out to then use in a new collage, instead of choosing random pictures and papers. These were some of the items.

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Some people chose one item to cut multiples. Some people chose more than one item and then composed collages with the cut out shapes.

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Some cut out shapes took on new lives

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Any of these pictures here would look amazing framed. What do you think?

So many people say they ‘can’t’ draw or ‘do art’. Using colours and shapes makes us see everyday objects in  different ways.

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Henri Matisse was famous for his cut out art

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/henri-matisse-cut-outs

Being creative helps the mind ‘play’ and frees us from  ‘formal’ ideas of what we may think ‘art is’.  A creative mind is a healthy mind and there is plenty of research  to prove this.

http://www.culturehealthwellbeing.org.uk/

http://www.culturehealthwellbeing.org.uk/userfiles/documents/conf/rsph_full_report_final.pdf

http://www.artsforhealth.org/resources/VAE_Restoring_the_Balance.pdf

Next week we will be following up on Julia Swarbricks’ workshop by doing more printing and using some of our new found skills to make printing blocks and printing with them.

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Printing and bookmaking workshop at Shabby2Chic December 2014

This week in our workshop with young people at Shabby2Chic we added prints to handmade books

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Printing block carved out of rubber and coloured with Posca pen

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Prints signed by the artist

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Adding prints to the handmade books

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Carved printing block coloured using Posca pens

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Next week we will be adding the handmade book covers.

 

Project partners, funders and supporters 2014 -19

Project partners, funders, and supporters .

Blackpool Coastal Housing

The Grange on Grange Park

Horizon Blackpool

Blackpool Grand Theater

Workshops with

Ibbison Court Community Center

Highfield Road Park

The Grange Blackpool

Gorton Street Hostel

Bugs 2 Butterflies 

 Head start 

 Aiming higher 

Streetlife 

Aspired Futures

as lead in activities to

Breakin’ Convention 2016

Left Coast Blackpool.

http://www.leftcoast.org.uk

We have been commissioned to carry out our ‘Fantasy Plant Shop’

https://www.facebook.com/fantasyplantshop?fref=ts

project in the Blackpool Central Drive /Revoe area thanks to the ‘Growing People’ strand of funding.  We launch the project on August 25th 2014.

We worked with Revoe Learning Academy pupils as part of this project, in November 2014.

We are supported by the New Revoe Residents Association

Friends of Muir Housing 

http://www.muir.org.uk/Default.aspx

‘All Together ‘Now’ – Area Forum funding

http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/Your-Council/Area-forums/Documents/Area-Forum-Report-04-02-2014.pdf

Events participation

Blackpool ‘LeftCoast’  – SpareParts Festival Tram Sunday 2014 and 2016

Home

http://www.tramsunday.co.uk/

New Revoe Residents Association

https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Revoe-Residents-Association/535704703151883

Club2Go

http://www.labgc.org.uk/more_info.asp?current_id=254

Posca 

http://www.posca.com/uk/creative-workshops

Shabby2chic

http://www.shabby2chic.co.uk/

 

Building Creative partnerships with community members and who we are

Dr Evoes Shop

Dr Evoes Shop One of our many community projects.

From 2014 – 2018 : Last Legs is proud to have shared so many  creative experiences with the community.

Dr Evoes shop  was created as part of the  ‘Blackpool Culture Shops’ project in Blackpool and was one of the first projects Boz Phillips and Lee Fitzgerald worked on together.  then becoming ‘Last Legs Community Arts Organisation’.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Evoes-Pet-Shop-Central-Drive-Blackpool/402029496559706

http://blackpoolcultureshops.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/central-drive-culture-shops-dr-evoes-pet-shop/

All the animals and shop fittings were created with recycled materials.

The sign on the shop window was created as a historical reference to the traditional hand painted shop window signs and utalised a ‘classic’ font. This was painted by Mr Dee.

Mr Dee has been creating graffiti work in public places, on walls for over 20 years. Mr Dee is currently chairman for Last Legs

Boz Phillips has been creating work for display in local shops and displaying the work of the community in public places in collaboration with local artists since 2004. She is currently the treasurer for Last Legs

When available Lee Hodgkiss is our official photographer and secretary for Last Legs.  Lee helps out as at larger community events.

We are DBS cleared,  have public liability. We also have a child protection policy in place.

David Jennings is the latest member of our team and provides help support and knowledge when we are building walls and items that require woodwork skills.