Archive | June 2020

Art By Post

Toonspeak are doing a great job of supporting their young people (and artists!) during Covid19 Lockdown. Creating lots of opportunities including Art By Post, art packs delivered to the young persons home which include lots of exciting activities to complete at home. Without any in-person or online tutoring my instructions needed to be very clear and using simple materials. A selection of pages from the packs –

Creative pupil of the week notice board

Campsie view School (specials needs provision, East Dunbartonshire) had a pupil of the week notice board that was crying out for a creative revamp. Each week a pupil of the week is chosen for each class and the certificates are displayed here.

I wanted to create something fun and colourful. Something that could moved to the new school once it is built and can grow if the school grows to have more classes. I thought about how all the children are so different and each class has it’s own character. I chatted with the teachers and they liked my idea of creating a cactus garden, they liked the idea that they were all shapes and sizes just like the children.

Through a series of workshops each class designed their own cactus shape and flower. The flower is where the pupil of the week certificate will go. We played with paint, creating different textures using stamps and then used our painted papers to create the design.


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From these designs I planned the mural, first in paper and then cut the shapes from wood.

We then painted and varnished all the cacti and flowers.

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The Cactus garden is finished and ready to be installed after the covid lockdown. I’m looking forward to seeing the first little pictures on the children inside the flowers.

Mini Illustrators

I worked with Burgh Primary on their once upon my time project. The primary sevens work with nursery to write and illustrate their own professionally printed story books. I led a workshop with everyone together including the childrens families to develop ideas and images for the illustrations. I then worked with the images to edit them and create the final illustration for the book. The Illustrations include all the things that are important to the child and should look great in the book and compliment the stories really well. ( the first image is my example one!)