Archive | April 2014

CRAFTYCAMERAS

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I am working with a group of vulnerable families from Calderside on a photography project. I have designed a series of workshops that are fun and engaging not boring and technical. They are suitable for all age groups. I have named it crafty cameras as the workshops require the group to be very creative and often make something before you take the photographs. I have created a webpage for the project where I will post the results of the workshops. It also contains training info for the workshops and other ideas.

http://www.craftycameras.wordpress.com

Here are a few favourites from the sessions –

Public artists all over North Lanarkshire

I worked with 3 secondary schools to give the students the taste of life as a public artist. Their task was to create a collaborative artwork for their school.
All projects started with pattern making to create colour and interest to the final artworks.

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The results were a totem pole, a revamped bench and planter set and a tiled artwork.

Work in progress – Tiles

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Work in progress – Planter

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Work in progress – Totem pole

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As well as the 3 schools trying out the new public art project I also have 2 schools working on Light Art. They turned up with an amazing spread at the showcase event.

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Colour and Pattern @ Lawview

A quick and lovely little project. Working with some residents from Lawview sheltered housing and some students from Clydevalley High. We have worked together to create a tiled artwork to be proud of. The workshops have been very relaxed and enjoyable, every one having a nice chat and getting along great.

We started by learning 2 simple patterns and practicing it on card. Amazing that these were all the same designs just done by different people.

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We then worked on our own patterns to create a series of tiles.

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Not bad for a group of people with no patterning experience!