Amy – Mural Session 1

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Today we spray painted!

The teenage room is complete!

We all worked together to make an honest piece of work.

It looks amazing and is a real reflection of all the people that made this possible. ‘Inspired youth’ totally describes what this project is all about.

Shout out to Kieth, Kritikal, Zoe, Joy and Gemma!

Great day today,

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Shelly – the project so far

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So far the project has been about planning what we’re working towards, and all our ideas put together.

i’ve enjoyed the food and meeting new people. Also i have liked doing something new and contributing to the design of Hamilton house.

i like the murals that have been designed, i think they’re very imaginative!¬†

I’m looking forward to starting with the painting, i think it will be the best part of the project and will be a way of getting to bond with each other.¬†

Arts4Care meet the street artists

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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.

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Then the group explored the spaces and talked about ideas with the artists.IMG_6761

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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.

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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.IMG_6723

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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.

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Lyricism with KRITIKAL inspires amazing poems

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Session two of #arts4care exploded into life with an inspirational live performance by KRITIKAL. The artist and Aspire TV founder ran a lyricism session to give the young people the tool to express themselves through words.

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The group then got to work on creating a character they called “Rob” who was 15 and was visiting Hamilton House for the first time. They discussed how “Rob” might feel inside and what might be going on in his life. They wrote how “Rob” felt inside a character¬†they had drawn¬†on some flip chart paper. They said “Rob” was feeling confused and anxious and was quite angry and insecure. They said “Rob” was taking time off school and getting into trouble. We talked about this because we wanted to help “Rob” and in real life new visitors to Hamilton house to feel encouraged and understood so that they could stop “Rob” and other young people like him from going¬†down¬†the wrong track, and for those who already had, helping them feel¬†inspired to get¬†back on track. Some of their words may feature in the art they create with the artists they meet tomorrow! Take a look at “Rob” and see what the group created. Below is how “Rob” was feeling inside.

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