This week in our workshop with young people at Shabby2Chic we added prints to handmade books
Printing block carved out of rubber and coloured with Posca pen
Prints signed by the artist
Adding prints to the handmade books
Carved printing block coloured using Posca pens
Next week we will be adding the handmade book covers.
We are currently working with Shabby2chic and a group of young people.
Some great designs and painting going on today.
Making printing blocks. Carving blocks. Art work with painting, stencils and Posca pens.
Designs printed on to paper inspired by henna designs.
Canvas with song lyrics
Then a couple of presents.
To be fair it was cold in the workshop
Stencil designs spray painted on to canvas.
Stencil designs spray painted on to recycled cardboard.
Looking forward to the next session
We work with Shabby2Chic because they support people in our community to achieve their aims of finding skills and employment. Through Sandra’s dedication to recycling and supporting the people most in need in the community to make Blackpool a better place to live and work.
We recently worked with Sandra on workshops with young people who produced the following ‘Shabby chic’ items. We could not post until now as one item was made for a wedding present.
Before during and after images
In 2013 Mr Dee was asked to work with Shabby2Chic as we have a great working partnership with this fantastic company
Mr Dee worked with a young person to develop his art work on to a piece of recycled furniture which sold for £60
The young person who painted this has a real talent for illustration.
We suggested he develop one particular art work for adding to a
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.
Project partners, funders, and supporters .
Blackpool Coastal Housing
The Grange on Grange Park
Blackpool Grand Theater
Ibbison Court Community Center
Highfield Road Park
The Grange Blackpool
Gorton Street Hostel
Bugs 2 Butterflies
as lead in activities to
Breakin’ Convention 2016
Left Coast Blackpool.
We have been commissioned to carry out our ‘Fantasy Plant Shop’
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
‘All Together ‘Now’ – Area Forum funding
Blackpool ‘LeftCoast’ – SpareParts Festival Tram Sunday 2014 and 2016
New Revoe Residents Association