This series of workshops used the concept of windows to explore different views and perspectives of St Helens, while focusing on the use of drawing as a tool for creative exploration and enhancing students' resilience.
The project, funded by CulturEd - St Helens' Local Cultural Education Partnership, was delivered in 11 schools in St. Helens, incorporating Family workshops and CPD sessions for staff.
Workshops delivered over a number of weeks exploring themes of perspective, the built environment and sense of place. Amoung the artwork produced during these sessions were mutli-layered collaborative drawings which also introduced participants to concepts and processes of abstraction.
Working with Gilmour Infants over a number of years, a series of artworks was produced from large-scale wall murals - using collage and drawing onto projections - to colourful, Miro-inspired framed works hung around the school and headteacher's office.
Digitally printed mural developed from a series of workshops focusing on cultural identity and exploring pupils' sense of self. In another workshop, pupils produced an artwork using coloured cotton and ceramic tiles.
Liverpool St Helens Heritage Project comissioned an online educational resource pack in order to increase engagement with schools. The activities in the pack were designed to focus on specific National Curriculum targets and provide cross-curricular links with the project exhibition and archive. Two versions of the resource pack were created: A printed copy that was distributed to all primary schools in St. Helens - click here to view the printed version (4.8MB) - and a web-based resource pack with all activities available as printer-friendly PDFs. click here to view the web-based resource pack.
Activity showcasing the content of the Educational Resource pack produced for the Liverpool St Helens Heritage Project.
The timeline artwork incorporates images from St Helens archive, in addition to photography and original illustrations. To accompany the artwork, a school activity pack and teacher's resource pack were produced. These were provided to school groups visiting Saints Rugby Club at Langtree Park, St Helens.
Sessions explored expressive drawing techniques and incorporated innovative and adaptable uses for new technology in the classroom. Emphasis on developing students' resilience and the positive impact of drawing and creativity on wellbeing.
"I’m looking forward to using these ideas with my students - particularly the large collaborative work"
"Brilliant, very informative and changed my outlook on art"
Logo and brand concept for CulturEd: St Helens Cultural Education Partnership.
Cricket umpire recruitment campaign for Merseyside Cricket Umpires Association. The design is based on vintage cricket posters.
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