Junk Art Creations

Case Studies.......

Get a feel for the type of work I get involved in by looking through my case studies for inspiration.
I am lucky enough to be invited to help schools with such a wide variety of projects and I never know what I'm going to be asked to do next. So if you can't see what you're looking for, just get in touch.

Junk Art Creations for Schools & Community Groups

Outdoor projects......

During the Spring of 2016 I worked at St Marys in Runcorn to transform their outdoor area, to provide a retreat space, incorporating outdoor art. We designed and decorated a shelter, made blankets and cushion covers, painted a rocking chair, made tyre benches and planters and adorned the fences and trees with fantastic junk art and handmade bird feeders.

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Widnes Academy - Autumn 2016

I was invited to work with a small group of Year 5 children to transform a dull and uninspiring lean-to area in the playground. Built up against the red brick of this glorious victorian building the area, known as 'The Bistro', was suffering from the ravages of weather and age and needed a lot of TLC. The plan was to paint the old brick and all the wood work, brightening up the whole place and to create some amazing junk ark!

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Willow Wood, Winsford ...

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The end of June 2014 saw me back at The Quinta, Congleton working with Years 5 & 6, recreating a WW1 trench. I made the basic structure and the children made everything else including, the wooden walk way, the sand bags, the barbed wire, the cross fencing, the rifles, the rocks and stones, the ladder, the wall supports and the trees. The project took place over two days and the children worked in small groups giving them the chance to use a range of equipment such as sewing machines, saws, glue guns, pliers and craft knives. We also made paper mache clay which we used to make the rocks and stones and the base of the 'trees'. The whole model was aged and dirtied up using powder paint. I must admit the end result was outstanding! And the children and staff were really chuffed with themselves.

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In October 2013 I accompanied a group of Year 4 children on their trip to Tattenhall Residential facilities. I worked with the children for two days producing masks, shields, spears and tribal jewellery linking to their class theme of the rain forest.

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All the artwork produced was designed to be worn by the children so that they could become part of the art itself. This meant they could get dressed up and have pictures taken in the woodland area of the school grounds - the nearest thing to a rainforest in Cheshire!

Jack Hollings, one of the teachers accompanying the children commented that "the workshop went down well with both teachers and children alike, providing a variety of activities that kept all the children engaged during the entire two days. There was a good mixture of skills required including drawing, painting, designing, modelling, threading, construction and cutting. The children got to use a range of tools and equipment and to learn new skills. From a teaching point of view the workshop ticked many of the curriclumum boxes."

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