This summer we worked with children and parents from Green Meadow Primary school to create a sculpture garden at the entrance to the school. As a group we started the project with a trip to Birmingham MUseum & Art Gallery and Lickey Hills to view a wide range of sculpture displayed in indoor and outdoor locations.
The research trip got creative juices flowing and children and parents were inspired into producing designs for their Totem Garden. ‘Totem’ means family and the designs represented personal family values and the values of the school as a wider learning community.
This innovative project enabled parents and children to work together with the support of professional artists and sculptors who facilitated the creative process.Watch the slideshow for a flavour of the project and there is a film being published in September which showcases the project in a wider context.
The new 22 million pound Aberdeen Aquatic Centre is now open offering a range of top quality sports and leisure opportunities to athletes of all abilities.
Through Mark Wren Associates we worked on a sculptural installation for one of the pedestrian walkways creating an inspiration welcome for swimmers. The work was inspired by Eadweard Muybridge the 19th Century English photographer specialising in studies of motion.
Year 5 at Broomwood Primary School and had an enjoyable time learning outdoors creating a story called ‘Terry’s First Day’. The story is designed to help new starters and highlights a dinosaurs first day at school. This story was a catalyst for a performance piece, a design and build workshop, an animation, some 3D model making work and finally a willow sculpture of a dinosaur that they shared with the whole school to enjoy.
The story has been illustrated and brought to life as in September the authors of the story will share the story of Terry’s experiences from his first day at school with the new children who join Broomwood Primary. This cross curricular innovative project ignited boys interest in reading and has given the school a lovely resource to help their early years new starters.