My visit to Street House Primary School was inspired by the Jungle Paintings of Henri Rousseau. We made screen prints onto fabric of animals, plants and flowers which will then be made into an installation in the school.
Photographs of the finished installation to follow soon!
The workshops at West Bretton Primary School focused on their expedition to Lesotho in 2015. We made prints inspired by african textiles onto tote bags and tea towels that will be sold to raise funds for the trip. Copies of each printed item were also made so they can also be exhibited in school.
In addition to this, we made prints onto fabric that focused on the contrasting landscape between Wakefield and Lesotho, particularly focusing on trees as this directly relates to the issue of permaculture in Lesotho and the importance of planting trees (the school will be planting trees during their trip).
These fabric prints will be made into two murals, one of which will stay at school and the other will be given as a gift to the exchange school in Lesotho.
The first residency for the IGNITE programme began with a fantastic four days at South Parade Primary School.
I worked with years 1 to 6 to create screen printed pieces which will be used to decorate the school hall.
Our theme for the week was aboriginal art which meant we explored symbolism in nature and art, story telling and aboriginal culture and paintings.
The prints have been stitched onto hessian to form 5 large murals which will be on permanent exhibition at school.
Everyone had such a fantastic week, including the huge number of staff who helped with the sessions, the head teacher even joined us for a whole afternoon, thank you!
Nice work South Parade!