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
We began preparing for the glass art workshop with glass artists Colette Halstead
Using glass pieces and paints
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
Some of the examples used at the workshop
and the microwave oven ‘Hot Pot’
Colette showing the participants how to make brooches from cut glass pieces
making brooches with one in the ‘Hot Pot’
Then on to larger pieces of glass.
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.
Suzanne making her coaster
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
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.
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.
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
We were really exited to be asked to work with this group of amazing young people while they built go karts with Phill and Graham at 4Techmotohttp://www.4techmoto.co.uk/
With Phill and Grahams skill at Blackpool t4Techmoto two teams built 2 go-karts for racing after two days build and a final day ‘fettling’ and painting up the
Boz worked with the two teams while they built the machines ready for racing on day three. while Mr Dee helped design and paint the custom graffiti on the finished karts.
Phill working on Team Smiles classic go kart design
Quick check to make sure everything is working
before taking off the wheels ready for graffiti custom job
Team Smile with Mr Dee
Practising the painting
Team Oblivion with Graham
A few test runs before the races later in the day
Loading the karts in to the trailer
Arriving at the Palatine race track
Then up to the line for the first of three races
Even Sally the dog got in on the act with Phill
Fantastic day with the two teams and all the people involved
On the 20th July we participated in the Spare Part Festival funded by Left Coast as part of Tram Sunday in Fleetwood.
Mr Dee worked on a live graffiti paint starting at 12.30
We would like to thank Sandra at Shabby2Chic for driving us and all our boards wood and cardboard to the Festival and picking us up at the end of the day. A big Thank You Sandra.
Finished at 5pm