Jazz – The Project So far

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So far on the arts4care project we have written up a contract of respect, explored all the different rooms, created a character, spoken to the artists, ‘stacked amo’ (aka a bank of words) and heard KRITIKAL rap.

I have enjoyed the session on rapping and song writing the most so far because I really like music and song writing.

The wall mural designs are amazing I wouldnt change anything about them!

I am very much looking forward to painting our mural now!!!

Amy – The project so far

The pre-prodution work us about things we NEED to consider when creating something from scratch. From the birth we have seen the others quirky personalities, Liams rapping and work (In which he gave us the techniques to make quality rap/poem). As well, the artists help us to discover the awesome world of street art. I looking forward to next stage where we paint!

I find it pretty moving how all our views are accounted for, and how we have the opportunity to meet so many inspiring people (Shout out to Liam aka Kritikal, Kev and Zoe for making this possible!)

Making memories as we speak. Peace,

Amy-Jo Mook! ūüôā

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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