Category Archives: participatory arts

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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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.

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

Graffiti workshop in Preesall June 3rd 2015

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed graffiti piece on a school wall in Preesall today.

Super design and great work done by the ;Maple Crew’

Thank you all for a lovely morning.

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The finished piece. Fantastic

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Hand Grown Un’s Art Installation Central Drive Blackpool

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Just in time for the Christmas holidays we installed the ‘Fantasy Plant Shop’.

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On Monday 23rd of December Last Legs Community Arts Organisation set up a ‘pop up’ art installation in a Central Drive Shop at Bethesda Square (previously Mickeys Carpets) in Blackpool the same shop where ‘Dr Evoes Pet Shop’ was previously housed as part of the Culture Shops initiative in 2013 and has been created by the same artists Boz Phillips and Lee Fitzgerald.

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All the art on display has been the work of the local community including pupils at Revoe Learning Academy. Boz Phillips and Lee Fitzgerald set up workshops with the participants to support intergenerational community arts activities for the project.

‘Last Legs’ – Boz Phillips and Lee Fitzgerald approached LeftCoast earlier this year for funding to support the local community with publicising their community garden situated at the back of Lady Smith House, Ibbison Court.

The community have worked hard with GroundWork and the Council to set up the garden and are still seeking volunteers to get involved.

The installation will remain in the shop for one month from 23rd December – January

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We have worked with the community of Central Drive and Revoe to create a ‘Fantasy Plant Shop’ art installation – Hand Grown Un’s.

After creating ‘Dr Evoes Pet Shop’ last year we received such positive feedback and requests to produce another art installation we decided to seek funding from LeftCoast to carry out this project. The children who designed the fantasy pets/ animals for the ‘fantasy pet shop’ last year really wanted to get involved making the work but we did not have enough funding or time to act on their request. This time thanks to funding from LeftCoast as part of the ‘Growing People – programme,designed to get local communities thinking differently about their green spaces’, we were able to involve school pupils, young people attending the Monday Club at Ibbison Community Center and more of the older community in making the art works. All the art works created for the shop were made using recycled materials.

We worked directly with at least 500 participants on the project with the aim of supporting the community gardeners and give their hard work a higher profile.

By installing more art in empty shop windows on Central Drive people can see there is a really strong sense of community in the area. People there are working very hard to improve the area and need positive creative ideas from everyone to reinforce this.

The community profile recently carried out in the area showed that local people really do want more opportunities for art and creativity there. We are currently in the early stages of setting up art workshops for older people in the area next year.

Working in the area is always a pleasure because the community are so enthusiastic and positive: we will continue to support them by creating opportunities for further arts activities’.

Thanks to

 LeftCoast for funding the project

Blackpool Borough Council for the loan of the shop premises

The Revoe-Lution and The New Revoe Residents Association team based at Lady Smith House for their ongoing support and hard work

Revoe Learning Academy for their art works

Bugs to Butterflies for their art works

Susan Howarth and The New Life Church for their art works

The community of Revoe and Central Drive who participated

Shirley McCarten and the Tuesday luncheon club for their support and input

The community gardeners at Lady Smith House, Ibbison Court

Blackpool Family Hostel, Central Drive

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Last Legs’ friends and artist colleagues for their help, support.

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.