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Graffiti and Dance Workshop Blackpool Oracle February 2016

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Start of the day sketch up.

Working with Samantha Bell (Wingz Theatre Works)

Blackpool Grand Theater

With young people from UR Potential

Getting ready for https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/event/into-the-hoods-remixed/

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Getting stuck in to the painting

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The finished piece as a backdrop to the dancing with FY Wingz. Brilliant

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

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Today I took  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/

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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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Bookmaking and Printing workshop at Ibbison Community Center January 2016

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This week we have been working with the talented artist Julia Swarbrick.

Home

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The theme for Julia’s workshop was travel, holidays and the seaside

We started off by folding long pieces of lovely thick printing paper in to a concertina shape with a fold at the bottom of the paper to create a ‘pocket’ for placing prints, photographs etc inside the books

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The next stage was to make book covers .

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Then add coloured string to the inside the book to tie it together

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After making the book we drew and cut out foam to create printing plates to print images for adding inside the books

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Then roll out the ink and print the plates.

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Two of the finished book.

Other books went home while the prints dried out, these will be added to the books at home.

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Junes seahorse book

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Roses’ book

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Thank you very much Julia. A lovely and informative workshop.
We are looking forward to seeing you again soon to share the ‘Wakes Week’ and Central Station memories that we spoke about today with people at Memory Lane Cafe.
Thank you also to LeftCoast for funding us, all the fantastic volunteers at Memory Lane Cafe for hosting today’s workshop and the participants who make all these workshops such a success. Really super work again.

Julia is undertaking a project about ‘Wakes Weeks’ and we welcome any more information memories or photographs about these traditional holidays and about Blackpool Central Train Station which was the main stop off point for visitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://juliaswarbrick.wordpress.com/

Julia is undertaking a project about ‘Wakes Weeks’ and we are going to be sharing our memories and information with her about this subject and about Blackpool Central Station.

We have been funded by LeftCoast to undertake this workshop

Art Club collage workshop at Ibbison Community Center January 2016

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Friday Art Club this week we made collages

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I didn’t manage to take a photo of all the lovely cakes made by New Revoe Residents Association – all went down very fast. Thank you so much to Angie, Suzanne  and all the fantastic team

Fantastic work everyone!

Next week we are making 3D collages from a still life.

First Friday Art Club at Ibbison Community Center Blackpool

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Our first Friday Art Club at Ibbison Community Center.

Thank you to everyone who attended despite the cold weather.

Easing our group in with paper flower making we had a great time and lots of laughter. Brilliant.

Looking forward to next weeks collage session. The following week will be 3D collage from a still life.

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3D Collage workshop at Ibbison Community Center November 2015

 

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Materials brought in by Kate Eggleston Wirtz our workshop facilitator artist working with our group at Ibbison Community Center.

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Kate getting in to the Christmas spirit with the community today at her workshop.

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Super afternoon making different 3D art works using collage techniques.

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Looking good

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We love these amazing and varied designs

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After a successful 6 months of artists workshops we are pleased to announce that the Ibbison Art Club starts next year on Friday afternoons while the gardening club is also on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graffiti Cross stitch Ibbison Community center Blackpool Dec 2015

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Funded by Friends of Muir Housing we will be working with families from the Revoe / Central Drive area on Monday 14th  December 6pm – 8pm.

The participants will start an outline of the letters and take the kits home to finish in their own time.

In preparation for the workshop we made up cross stitch packs with Mr Dee’s graffiti designs.

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Cross stitch kits designed and prepared ready for the workshop in December.

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Then Boz cross stitched a sampler ready to show the participants.

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‘YOLO’ stitched by Boz

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Thanks to Lee Hodgkiss for persuading Kim to work on the other design.

‘LOL’ stitched by Kim

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Very tidy and well stitched. Thank you Kim

One of our participants Emma has taken home a cross stitch kit and is busy getting stuck in. Thank you so much for coming along.

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Keep up the excellent work 🙂

Here is Tina’s amazing cross stitch. Fantastic !!

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Bike workshop with 4Techmoto and Headstart Blackpool October 2015

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The bikes had been fixed and rebuilt the day before we arrived then they had to be dismantled and masked ready for re-spraying

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Now to  spray the frames

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Then put them back together

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Then ride them home with new custom paint jobs, lights and helmets.

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Good day 🙂

Glass art workshop at Ibbison Community Center October 2015

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We began preparing for the glass art workshop with glass artists Colette Halstead

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Using glass pieces and paints

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We used these and other examples to give the participants a taste of the kind of work they could make during the workshop.

Before we started the glass was set out for people to look at and work with

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Some of the examples used at the workshop

and the microwave oven ‘Hot Pot’

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Colette showing the participants how to make brooches from cut glass pieces

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making brooches with one in the ‘Hot Pot’

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Then on to larger pieces of glass.

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One with the Revoe logo design using a hand cut stencil by Mr Dee when we prepared for the workshop. Design logo courtesy of Lyn and David Butterworth.

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Suzanne making her coaster

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We also had the glass paints to create designs with on to the glass.

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Everyone had a fantastic time with Colette today.

Thank you to everyone who took part we will be returning the fired work to everyone in the next two weeks .

Here are the fired brooches ready for the brooch pins to be attached

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Here are some of the participants with their finished/ fired pieces

We have received great feedback for this workshop and would very much like to invite Colette back next year. Thank you to everyone who asked ‘When is Colette coming back? ‘ and filled in our feedback sheets.

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Lowry Graffiti at Preesall Youth Club

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Based on the design done by a member of the Preesall Youth club we worked with a lovely group of young people to create a Lowry themed graffiti painting

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and finished just before sun down