Category Archives: creativity

Art Projects in 2019

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young people working on a graffiti wall art piece in communal dining area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young people spray painting their design on to the wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poem being written in to the art work above

Onward and Upward continued

We are thrilled to announce that BCH are funding Last Legs for a further 24 creative sessions ‘Onwards and Outwards’ . We would like to thank BCH and the grant award committee for once again supporting members of the community who are often excluded from engaging in creative activities, due to lack of funds or personal circumstance.

All our participants leave workshop sessions with art works for their rooms, new homes, or friends and family. The experience of creating an art work from scratch often inspires individuals to continue with their new found skills once they move to a new home.

Tenants Project Fund update

Below are art works by more community members on the Onward and Upward project

Tangerine Tower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space painting by community member on project Onward and Upwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Onward and Upwards’

Canvas below spray painted by Gail.

Liverpool stencil on canvas

Gails' Liverpool canvas
made by Gail spray painted canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are also delighted that

Blackpool Coastal Housing

are continuing to fund our creative activities and art project ‘Onward and Upwards’ .

Art work created by young people in communal dining area

 

 

 

 

Art work below created during the project

 

 

 

 

 

Art works by young people

 

 

 

 

 

‘Worlds’ spray painted triptych on recycled cardboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are now continuing with a similar project ‘Onward and Outwards’.

 

 

 

 

 

‘I’m framing this one for the bathroom’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘I’ve tried saying I don’t do art, but the evidence is here’

‘I’m really pleased, I cant even do stick drawings’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘This is something to really look forward too, its so boring looking at 4 walls, when your in your room with nothing to do, this is something really positive’.

 

 

 

 

 

Below the Art work ‘Onward and Upwards’ now installed at the hostel in main staircase: created last year over a number of sessions with local residents.

‘That art work is amazing, it’s the first thing I saw when I arrived here, it’s great I’m really impressed.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘I’m buzzing .. this is what I should be doing, it could help sort myself out and stay focused’

I’m really in to art….I used to do arty stuff with the kids when I worked as a nursery assistant .. it was my favourite thing to do with them’.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                ‘…just passing through’ 

St Annes-On-Sea art group

We recently worked with an arts for health group in St Annes.

community art outside St Annes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stencils and spray paint in St Annes. Arts for Health group

Creative Principle Harris Art Event November 2nd 2019

On November 2nd 2019, Boz was selling artworks made using recycled materials @ The Harris Preston Lancashire.

hand made bird recycled materials

The fair showcased local artists who specialise in using recycled materials in their work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/The-creative-principle-an-artists-collective-276737829924656/

February 2019 

Art work poem at Grange Park and ‘Freedom Clock’

Project working with Horizon ‘Art of Recovery’ group and Grange Park residents 2018-2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year we have presented ‘The Grange’ Blackpool with two art works created in collaboration with the Grange Park community and members of the ‘Art of Recovery’  group. The art works include photos of over 70 individuals from the Grange Park area and from the Art of Recovery groups . Community members from Grange Park and people from the recovery community allowed us to take photographs to add to the final piece. We also received a number of super photographic images for inclusion, taken by Donna Hannigan. The ‘Freedom Clock’ art work is now complete and up on the wall, next to the poem art work.

 

 

 

 

 

People trying to find themselves on the clock

Freedom Clock Poem by art group member

‘Life is like one big clock Keep on thinking happy thoughts Tick tock: tick tock’.

 

 

 

 

 

Our last  art work  made in to a postcard that went out to Grange Park residents

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/At-the-grange-Blackpool-1021617421334189

Marking the Martyrs in 2018

 

 

 

 

 

A big thank you to Corrine Streetly, director of award winning Blott  Studio  https://en-gb.facebook.com/blottstudio/

for including us in this beautiful catalogue commemorating the ‘Marking the Martyrs’ parade last year. We participated in the celebration of ‘Votes for Women’ along with our friends the Revoe-lution choir.

https://www.facebook.com/markingthemartyrs/

 

Going forward further in to 2019 we continue to work with Horizon Blackpool, Blackpool Gorton St , the Revoe and Central community,  Urban Arts Studio St Annes, and the Grange – Grange Park community.

 

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

 

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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Lowry Graffiti Workshop at Knott End Library August 2015

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Painting at Knott End  Library today

Where is Lowry?

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Did you find Lowry?

 

 

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.

 

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