This was the session that all the groups hard work finally started to come to fruition. All the brainstorming and ideas development had helped the team create some fantastic visuals. The artists GX2 and CBLOXX came back to the project prepared for a day of painting and full of passion with all the tools and paint needed for the job. This was the day the group’s ideas would start to come to life!!
Before we got going we had a group discussion about safety and talked about everyone should behave. They wrote a new contract of respect and everyone signed up to say they agreed to stay safe and have fun! It was important that we had to wear protective masks to cover our mouths when painting and it was agreed we needed to have a professional attitude when using the aerosols. The group all agreed and it was time to set to work on the mural’s…
While the group were discussing the contract of respect the artists used projectors to outline the mural onto the wall ready for the group to paint.
After the artists had reminded the group about keeping safe with the paint CBLOXX showed the group some spray techniques and how to use the paint effectively. We would start the arts explosion in the teenager room upstairs.
There was a really positive creative atmosphere and everyone was excited about getting to work on the mural.
The group were really focused and took a really professional approach to the work. It was fun working with the artists and the group learnt loads of new skills and worked very well as a team. They were starting to grow in confidence and it was great to see them being creative!!! Everyone got involved…
The painting started to slowly come to life.
It was great seeing the ideas coming alive!!! We even got out the artwork from the previous session to remind ourselves of the ideas we had for colours.
Next GX2 took some of the group into the garden to start work on the shed! She reminded them of the concept; rainbow rain with squirrels holding umbrellas!! CBLOXX stayed upstairs to work on the mural in the teenager room.
First GX2 Gemma showed the group the techniques they would need to create the rain effect. They listened carefully…
But then it was time to unleash the colours…
Keep following the blog for updates and more pictures of the transformation!!!
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.
The project is starting to get really exciting, the next stage is the actual painting and the group are really looking forward to it.
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!!!
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! 🙂
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.
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.