#FreshCreations #Youthartshub #Tasterworkshops continued

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Dias de Los muertos-Days of the dead -sugar skull making with fondant icing and decorative icing pens +sequins -Mexican crafts workshop.

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DIY printing workshop  with foamcard stamps and acrylic paint

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Fruit and Vegetable prints ;

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All part of the taster sessions run during the October week at YSort it base and Clydebank HUB as part of the development of the Youthartshub #Fresh Creations project.

#FreshCreations #YouthArtsHub launch

wpid-img_20141014_163315.jpgI’ve been working with the lovely gang at Y sort it launching #FreshCreations Youth arts hub this week with a variety of different taster workshops ,so far we’ve done tie dye ,jewellery upcycling and papercraft draft.Today they shall have tasters in DIY printing and Mexican crafts – sugar skulls .Photos to follow.

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Many Hands Mural project with Maryhill Integration network.

 

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Along with members of Maryhill Community centre ,with some concentrated consultations with the Oasis women’s group and garden club.I designed a mural encompassing a variety of different cultural symbols and references to represent the users of the centre and its services.With a little help from Bernie Reid and his epic stencil skills plus some kind and patient men and women from MIN groups ,building imagery and painting the walls ,we created this. Here are some pictures of the final mural in the community garden behind the community centre on Avenuepark street in its final form.

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Making shimmering Space @ #Broadreachproject :

I had the most pleasurable experience and honour of scooting up to the lovely Taigh-chearsabagh Arts Centre to facilitate an Outer Space Sculpture making workshop, with local artist Margaret Maclellan and the very talented and hardworking weans of Uist ,as part of the Artists Rooms programme, #Broadreachproject.

We took great inspiration from Vija Celmins beautiful works in the gallery and the #letstalkaboutspace songs and inspirational talks of the day and with a pile of junk , a mound of glitter and sparkles and some fluorescent paint and inflatables , we began to imagine and create our very own space-scape. The children lead a series of constructions to build a moon scape, several spacecrafts , astronauts ,aliens ,stars, galaxies and planets.We even managed to create a telescope to look out to our own skies with!

Running from 12-6pm , we had around 16 children ,varying in age from 3 – 15yrs ,some of the children were colouring and pasting in details for hours in order to create the perfect component for the scape. Their dedication was most impressive.Sticky and glittery we assembled our pieces on a line against a dark sky backdrop in the studio and played with the sparkling cosmos in the light. Both older and younger ones provided assistance and support for one another , such great team and patient work was carried out all day. I was most impressed with their ambitious works and clever and creative engineering!

It was a fine wee shimmering day of Space-inspired making !

Many thanks to the Taigh-chearsabagh team for having me up to get involved with the fun and to Margaret for all her help and encouragement during the session.

I hope to come back and visit those little budding creative stars again soon!

Over and out.

Poppy Scotland , ‘Elephants never forget’ project May 2014

Last week I was working with St John’s Primary 7 class in Port Glasgow doing a sculpture – making workshop on the theme of ‘Remembrance’.Chloe won the poster making competition put out by Poppy Scotland last year and her price was a lovely kindle fire and a 2 day class workshop with yours truly.

The kids worked wonderfully together creating 3 wonderful mod roc sculptures along the theme of ‘remembrance’ , their subject was elephants – inspired by the phrase ‘Elephants never forget’.
The kids really went to town on the theme and aesthetic of the pieces , developing super heroes like ‘Poppy phant’ and colourful shrines& indian inspired elephants like coby & eddie.Here’s some photos documenting their hard and glorious work –

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