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
We worked with Revoes notorious ‘Graffiti Grannies’ on the 16th May at Matcham Court Grand Theater Blackpool.
Selected photos from the 5 workshops can be found below.
Graffiti sign workshop at Ibbison Community Center
and a selection of photos from workshops with Aiming Higher,
Aspired Futures, Streetlife and Headstart Blackpool
Sketch up of graffiti piece
Another Fantastic day with a brilliant group of young people from Blackpool Young Carers.
FY Wingz Blackpool
and Grand Theater Blackpool for the forthcoming ‘Zoonation’ production
Finished graffiti piece
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.
Some people chose one item to cut multiples. Some people chose more than one item and then composed collages with the cut out shapes.
Some cut out shapes took on new lives
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.
Henri Matisse was famous for his cut out art
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.
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.
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.