Over the years I’ve done some fabulous projects with schools, galleries, community groups and others and I’d like to do more! So have a nosey, see what you think and get in touch if you’ve an idea you would like to discuss.
Creative Displays, Creativity Coaching, Revamping the curriculum.
Working with another artist Nichola Pemberton we were set the challenge to write an entire new art curriculum for years 3,4,5 and 6 at St Micheals Academy. We also worked with the teachers and TA’s to show them how to deliver the sessions and how to work with new materials and ways of working/ displaying work. It was a FABULOUS project and we changed an unused ‘music’ room into a visually stunning and vibrant art room for all of the children!
The Leeds Liverpool Canal Triptych
Working with The Tetley Gallery in Leeds, The Canal and Rivers Trust and children form St Joseph’s Primary School in Hunslet I created a 3 piece painting on perspex showing the past, present and future of the Leeds Liverpool Canal to celebrate it’s 200 year anniversary.
Bernslai Homes Annual Report
Working with 7Video and Bernslai Homes I created this 9 panel canvas painting. Bernslai homes gave me a summary of their annual report and some ‘image ideas’ and I designed the canvasses and worked with employees and tenants to paint them – now it lives inside the offices as a reminder of the great work they had done that year!
Paintings on Perspex
I thoroughly enjoyed creating this large painting on perspex from imagery from ‘Where the wild things are’ for the Forrest School at Burnley Brow and I’m itching to make a few more!! WATCH THIS SPACE! 🙂
Centenary Banner for St Annes
St Anne’s Primary school got in touch and asked me to create a Centenary banner that the children could take out with them to sporting and church events. I worked with different year groups to create different elements – each element bringing different meaning to the piece. The school was founded on money from sales of jars of Jam and Pickles and the schools local church has a sculpture by fellow Liverpool born Artist Arthur Dooley – the Dachau Cross this was paramount to the design.
Backdrops for theatre
I’ve created several textile and paper banners for theatre productions in my schools – below are a few – again – children and adults can help with the design and creation. I work with the children to come up with the initial ideas – take their ideas and draw them large scale and then they help me paint them onto the canvas.
SS Saiden and Oswalds got in touch to ask me to create an art work that would remind the children of the Schools Mission – so what we did was a week long project where the children across the whole school acted out elements from the mission statement, created quill and ink drawings and large scale drawings on the floor and photographed the sessions and the artworks created and then I printed them out and photographed them and created this large scale photographic tapestry that was placed in the school hall as a visual reminder to the children of the week and the meaning behind the words they recite every day in their assembly!
Other Creative bits and bobs
So without wanting to spend a bazillion years on this page – I thought I’d add a few other little ad hoc creations to show you that no project is too big or too small for me to consider. I simply love creating and making peoples visions come true – be it illustrating a poem, creating a Christmas backdrop, some masks for a lion king play or even creating a lampshade for a children’s bedroom. 🙂