Category Archives: school art project

Lowry Graffiti Workshop at Knott End Library August 2015

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Painting at Knott End  Library today

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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’.

https://www.facebook.com/fantasyplantshop/?fref=ts

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

GroundWork

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.

 

Project partners, funders and supporters 2014 -19

Project partners, funders, and supporters .

Blackpool Coastal Housing

The Grange on Grange Park

Horizon Blackpool

Blackpool Grand Theater

Workshops with

Ibbison Court Community Center

Highfield Road Park

The Grange Blackpool

Gorton Street Hostel

Bugs 2 Butterflies 

 Head start 

 Aiming higher 

Streetlife 

Aspired Futures

as lead in activities to

Breakin’ Convention 2016

Left Coast Blackpool.

http://www.leftcoast.org.uk

We have been commissioned to carry out our ‘Fantasy Plant Shop’

https://www.facebook.com/fantasyplantshop?fref=ts

project in the Blackpool Central Drive /Revoe area thanks to the ‘Growing People’ strand of funding.  We launch the project on August 25th 2014.

We worked with Revoe Learning Academy pupils as part of this project, in November 2014.

We are supported by the New Revoe Residents Association

Friends of Muir Housing 

http://www.muir.org.uk/Default.aspx

‘All Together ‘Now’ – Area Forum funding

http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/Your-Council/Area-forums/Documents/Area-Forum-Report-04-02-2014.pdf

Events participation

Blackpool ‘LeftCoast’  – SpareParts Festival Tram Sunday 2014 and 2016

Home

http://www.tramsunday.co.uk/

New Revoe Residents Association

https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Revoe-Residents-Association/535704703151883

Club2Go

http://www.labgc.org.uk/more_info.asp?current_id=254

Posca 

http://www.posca.com/uk/creative-workshops

Shabby2chic

http://www.shabby2chic.co.uk/

 

Dr Evoes Pet Shop Central Drive Blackpool 2013

Dr Evoes Pet Shop: A fantasy pets shop designed in partnership with Revoe School and Boz Phillips and Mr Dee Community artists

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Evoes-Pet-Shop-Central-Drive-Blackpool/402029496559706

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Bird Boxes designed by young person from Revoe School: made by Mr Dee

Pig Dog designed by young person during workshops at Ibbison Court Community Center 2013: made by Boz Phillips

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