Coffin Stamps Schools Project

I have been commissioned by the Coffin Works (http://coffinworks.org) to work with
three schools to create artwork for their opening in September 2014.  Coffin stamp designs were produced with St Edmunds Primary Catholic School in Birmingham.  The children created prints of the stamp designs which will be framed.

Coffins stamps

children's prints

 

 

 

 

 

How to Make a Memory Book for Schools

I have recently finished a commission by The Infirmary (University of Worcester) and Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  I  produced a schools resource for making memory books in the classroom.  Here is the front page, the project was piloted with a local school.  Artwork was completed by children at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Worcester.

Final version, childrens resource-1

 

How to Make a Memory Book Resource

I have completed a regional resource on How to Make Memory Books for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  The resource was a joint arts and reminiscence initiative working with Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire and The Infirmary (University of Worcester).  The resource provides practical solutions on how to plan a twelve week programme for age 50 plus.  If you would like a copy of the resource then please contact The Infirmary, University of Worcester on 01905 542373.

frontpage

‘Reflections’ at the Hive.

‘REFLECTIONS’ is now live at the Hive (Sawmill Walk, Worcester), do go and see it on Level 2 and recommend it to your friends.  I have been lucky to be the lead artist in a ‘Reminiscence and well being project’ for the over 50’s. It is a partnership project between Age UK, The Infirmary and Worcester University.  It will be touring to other venues across Worcestershire.

Reflections at the Hive

 

Beeline Children’s Storytelling Festival October 2013

I will be facilitating a family learning workshop at the Hive in October on writing and illustrating miniature picture books, as part of the Beeline Children’s Storytelling Festival.  So if you and your family are ‘bookworms’ then do come and join me and make your very own special book.

book worm logo

There are some exciting performances, workshops and a growing number of family shows. Authors and storytellers include Jane Ray, Christopher Wormell, Kevin Crossley Holland and Michael Kerins.  Please visit: http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/beeline-storytelling-festival

‘Chicken Life Drawing’ at King’s Hawford School, Worcester

I visited the idyllic Kings Hawford School again today, it was a morning of  ‘chicken life drawing’.  We enticed a chicken named ‘Cupcake’ inside the art room, our secret was to use chocolate biscuit crumbs.  She made an excellent life model until she made her way to the art trolley, obviously feeling left out from all the wonderful art that was taking place.

chicken storyboard

Here are some of the finished chickens in watercolour, thanks Cupcake for providing us with inspiration.  Well done Year 3’s.

finished chickens

Making Robots at King’s Hawford School, Worcester

I had a wonderful day working with aged 6 and 7 year olds at the idyllic King’s Hawford school, which has chickens roaming in the school grounds, views to Worcester canal and its own aviary full of beautifully coloured and individually named cockatiels.  I worked with the lovely head of art, appropriately nicknamed Mrs Mccolour (McCullough).  Here are some of the examples of the moving robots and their makers, using household cardboard waste.

kings hawford