New collaborative artwork at Errol Primary School to create a legacy

Over the course of the three workshop days the primary seven students will take on the role of a professional collaborative public artists.  They will work from a brief, design and plan, consider budget and location then present their ideas for approval.  They will then create the work and be involved in the preparation for installation.

The Brief

Design and create a collaborative artwork for inside the school.

You must decide on the best location within the school for the work.

Each student in primary seven must make one piece to contribute to the work.

The artwork should create a legacy, it will be added to by the primary seven class each year.  It must therefore is easy to create and maintain as well as be inexpensive to make.  Remember that it will grow in size each year so it should not be too big.

Your piece of the artwork should inspired by you, it is your chance to leave a piece of you and your personality in the school as you leave for secondary school.

On the first planning day the students worked amazingly well as a group with only one little disagreement towards the end – that collaborating for you!  As a group we decided on location, colour scheme, theme and technique.

The students were inspired by some of my previous work.  They liked the jigsaw artwork that the Hill Mill Primary students made and also the light art photography that various school had taken part in.  They would like to combine these ideas to make their artwork unique.

Next time I work with the class they will start to play with light art and start creating the images for their giant jigsaw……..

About sarahwakeford

I am a visual artist. My time is split between painting in my studio and completing projects mainly in education and healthcare.

2 responses to “New collaborative artwork at Errol Primary School to create a legacy”

  1. stephanie bradley says :

    I love the jigsaw art work at hill mill primary school, I there a website that I could find more info on this I would to have a go at recreating this with the children in my class.
    thanks
    stephanie bradley

    • sarahwakeford says :

      Hi Stephanie,
      Thank you for visiting my site and taking an interest in my work. I do these projects for a living so I cant give away too many of my secrets, unless you are able to book me for a workshop with your class ! 🙂
      I will give you one little tip tho – you will need some foam board, a craft knife and ALOT of patience!
      Good luck,
      Sarah

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