Category Archives: creativity

Eat Art Together in Kirkham May 2017

 

 

 

 

 

‘Graffizza’ with Mr Dee

EAT was devised and delivered in partnership with Christine Stringfellow ‘Circles of Light’ .

http://circlesoflight-fylde.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/eat-edible-art-together.html

During the May half term break we worked with Youth Zone in Kirkham.

https://www.facebook.com/fyldeyouthzone/

Funded by LCC “Neighbourhood Wellbeing Initiatives”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Faces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barm Cake Emoji

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gingerbread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zone Graffiti Cake

We made

Graffitza

Vegetable soup using ingredients chosen by the group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pasta Sauce

Gingerbread

and

Carrot Cake

 

 

 

 

 

Carrot Cake Recipe

7 oz self raising flour

3 oz sultanas

half a large orange zest

1tsp ground cinnamon

half whole nutmeg grated

1tsp baking powder

half tsp bicarbonate

pinch salt

3 eggs

6fl oz sunflower oil

6oz brown sugar

7oz grated carrots

icing

crème cheese zest orange icing sugar

gas mark 4

350 degrees F

177 degrees C

Reduce by 25deg and 10 mins in fan oven

 

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Workshops with Grand Theatre Blackpool and local organisations for Breakin’ Convention Show 2016

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Graffiti hats in the Teepee at Blackpool St Johns Square May 20th and 21st in the lead up to the fantastic Breakin’ Convention Show at Grand Theatre.

This May we worked with Grand Theatre to publicise and support the  ‘Breakin’ Convention’ show  at Grand Theatre Blackpool

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http://breakinconvention.com/events/festival/breakin-convention-2016-blackpool

We worked with Revoes notorious ‘Graffiti Grannies’ on the 16th May at Matcham Court Grand Theater Blackpool.

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graffiti pointing

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Selected photos from the 5 workshops can be found below.

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Graffiti sign workshop at Ibbison Community Center

and a selection of photos from workshops with Aiming Higher,

Aspired Futures, Streetlife and Headstart Blackpool

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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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Fantasy plant and flower workshop at Revoe Learning Academy year 4

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On Friday afternoon we worked with year 4.

Each pupil picked out an unusually named plant or flower from the ‘mystery bag’ and then drew a design of how they thought the plant might look. We invited the young people to research the origins of the plants and to look up how the plant really looked, after they had created these amazing fantasy plants using recycled materials.

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These are just a small sample of all the plants created.

This project is supported by the local community and funded by LeftCoast as part of their ‘Growing People’ initiative in Blackpool

Fantasy Plant Shop Mushrooms with Revoe Learning Academy

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As part of our Fantasy Plant project and Funded by LeftCoast we worked with year two at Revoe Learning Academy and here are their ‘Fantasy’ mushrooms. Here is a small selection of their work.

Each pupil picked out an unusual mushroom name from the ‘mystery bag’ and then drew out the design before making their own mushroom using recycled materials.

They turned out just great.

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Four more year groups’ work to follow this week.

 

Up-cycling and Art at Shabby2chic CIC

Working again with one of our favorite partner organisations Shabby2chic CIC and wonderful owner Sandra Johnson, a group of young people and YOT.

Over the next six weeks we will be working with the group to design items that are up-cycled, using printmaking, graffiti and shabby chic techniques.

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