Category Archives: creativity

Balloon signs at Club2Go workshop Grange Park Blackpool

We love working with Club2Go. Fantastic and dedicated people who offer activities to young people in areas where there is little or no access to arts and sports during the holidays.

The young participants love the Posca pens that were kindly donated to us by them earlier this year

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All the cardboard we use is recycled

Recycled cardboard armor with YMCA group

In 2013 we were asked to facilitate two short workshops with young people engaged in National Citizens Service activities with the YMCA  in the fantastic setting of Rossall School Fleetwood, during the summer break.

We created cardboard knights armor for the participants to add their own team designs to.

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Art work on recycled furniture with young people

In 2013 Mr Dee was asked to work with Shabby2Chic as we have a great working partnership with this fantastic company

http://sandrajohnson.vpweb.co.uk/About-Us.html

Mr Dee worked with a young person to develop  his art work on to a piece of recycled furniture which sold for £60

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The young person who painted this has a real talent for illustration.

We suggested he develop one particular art work for adding to a

t-shirt.

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Not only did the young man in  pass his award: gaining confidence and self esteem with regards his skills. He was able to see the potential to take his work forward and develop a  business selling his art work in the future.

Graffiti Art in the Park, Kirkham, Lancashire 2013

As part of the Circles of Light Project we facilitated a drop in session for a day at Kirkham Park.

http://circlesoflight-fylde.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/spraying-signs-sayings-with-friends-of.html

Families and young people participated throughout the day.

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Mr Dee was kept busy

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The art works went to good use

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Circles of Light in Fylde Lancashire 2013

Circles of Light 2013.

http://circlesoflight-fylde.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/graffiti-our-last-session-of-project.html

Contemporary Calligraphy at Lytham Hall, Lytham

Older participants were invited to create a graffiti design based on an image of Lytham Hall with calligraphy designs as part of the Circles of Light Art Project

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The design idea

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The canvas: a roll of cling film stretched between the trees in the grounds of Lytham Hall.

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The participants couldn’t wait to get started

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From the front

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From the back

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Mr Dee working on the text

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All finished

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Then it was gone …..

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Great day

 

Working with Club2Go Blackpool Crosslands Park

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Mr Dee design for Club2Go for a ‘colouring book’ .

Art works below drawn with Posca pens on the Club2Go bus on Crosslands Park Blackpool April 9th 2014

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Club2Go/312458242221400

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Mr Dee working with young people on their name signs

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Thank you POSCA

A big thank you to Jacob at POSCA for granting our request for pens in support of our community art projects

www.uniball.co.uk

Our participants can look forward to having some fun with these fantastic pens.

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http://www.posca.com/uk

www.facebook.com/uniballfanpage

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.

 

Art at Highfield Park Blackpool

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DSCF4800Mugs and plates with designs created by young people in Highfield Park in 2013.

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Views of the 1950’s table upcycled with designs done by young people in the Highfield Park area of Blackpool in the summer holidays 2013

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