Arts for care gives young people living in care a unique opportunity to work with professional artists to transform Hamilton House using arts and poetry. The young people will go on to shape and create a film about their care experience aimed at professionals.
The 4th session brought the group back together with the Artists, who had returned to the project to pitch the final concepts to the group. They had taken all the brainstormed concepts that were generated at the previous session and were briefed to stay true to the groups ideas. First some of the group re-capped on the ideas the Artists had left with before they began to present the ideas. Below are the designs for the stairwell and the teenager room:
The Artists’ artwork was something special and all the group liked what they saw. Everyone was happy about the final concepts so the next stage was to start to explore colour schemes within the designs. The Artists brought print outs of the artwork and the group set to work.
It was important that the artists knew which colours the group liked for each design so they could order the paint in advance. The group really enjoyed bringing the concepts to life with colour. It was a very successful session and everyone was getting creative and joining in.
There was colour everywhere! Some of the group used pastels and some crayons, others felt tip pens.
The project is starting to get really exciting, the next stage is the actual painting and the group are really looking forward to it.
The #Arts4Care project started to gain pace and the ideas really started flowing. Professional artists GX2 and CBLOXX partnership joined the journey as the group started to plan their transformation of some of the spaces inside and outside Hamilton House.
First off Joy and Gemma, the artists, showcased some of their previous works on the TV screen to show the young people what they have done in the past. They also talked about their passion for arts and how they came about to have careers as artists.
Then the group explored the spaces and talked about ideas with the artists.
Joy lead discussions with the group while Gemma took notes avidly in her notebook. The young people shouted out different ideas they had, there were some great initial ideas and it was fun brainstorming together.
After that the group came back together in one of the rooms to look at some street art books for inspiration. They identified images, styles, fonts colours and designed they liked so that the artists could get an idea about the style of the art we would use for the walls.
The ideas were fascinating. We asked the group to consider “Rob” their character and how he might be feeling, and to think of ideas that would help encourage and inspire him. The group worked on ideas for 3 spaces including a shed in the garden, a stairwell in the centre of the house, and a room upstairs for young people.