As a visiting school artist I run from initial brief to project fulfilment, I organise & run creative glass & mixed media workshops within Hampshire schools.
Trained to deliver Bronze & silver ‘Arts Award’ programmes, I assist students to design & manufacture workable glass creations resulting in lasting unique & bespoke glass installations.
I run my project programmes according to abilities & budgets & liaise with staff to fulfil all expectations.
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glass projects for schools
July 2018 -an Arts Week project – internal window atrium panels
students start by learning about glass pattern making & health & safety
we go through glass cutting through to decorating inspired by cultural techniques
we construct a wooden jig & set our glass with leading
students learn to stretch lead, sharpen tools and solder glass in place
project preperation, teamwork & planning have all been achieved
students take real ownership of school projects
should you be involved with the ‘Arts Award’ (or other), I can incorporate these criteria within programmes to suit
mixed media workshops for primary years are also available (please scroll down).
June 2018 – a Tate Modern internationally recognised project
‘Artist Rooms’ – A response to Agnes Martin
exhibition currently in The Winchester Discovery Centre
Students learnt how to cut stained glass to a uniform set size
masking areas off then decorating using culturally inspired methods
mark making, marbling, African inspiration, Aboriginal story telling
in total the students, visitors & staff created 162 glass tiles
suspended in a colour stripe palette used by Agnes Martin
A ‘cultural’ visit by students to see their work displayed in an actual public gallery is an inspiring part of their learning
A pre-site visit enables us to discuss the best installation for your space. Working with set project briefs result in stunning & a vibrant mix of projects.
June 2018 – The 100 Thank Yous project
this project commemorates the centenary of the end of World War One, especially the role that the Gurkhas played & is to be displayed in The Aldershot military museum
other times the school chooses less complex projects.
Always, the results are the same – fabulous glass installations enjoy year after year
Glass panel & window projects for schools
Students learn how to design a glass panel, working within set parameters to consider display & installation constraints, dimensions & the weight of glass.
Incorporating design briefs into workable design patterns through to panel manufacture. I teach the traditional method of stained glass construction, incorporating glass safety alongside glass & lead cutting. Students work together as a team & gain confidence through art development.
External glass projects for schools
Pupils are encouraged to design their own ‘workable’ patterns from simple colour choices to structural understandings.
Using the traditional method of stained glass construction fabulous garden displays can be created.
Students really enjoy the whole process from concept to installation.
Mixed media primary school projects
Pupils are encouraged to experiment with painting techniques experimenting with mark making with different tools whilst working within a set template.
Colour mixing experiments on a large & messy scale.
Designs are originally created in-house by myself, following a short meeting to ascertain the school’s concept brief. I try to include as many ideas into a workable project. Once design ideas have been approved, we then progress to a workable timescale, determined by the number of students to be involved.
For example I can work with all year groups within a school. By splitting classes into smaller groups for set times. ie a year group of 90 children, split into 3 classes, can be split into groups of 6 working on the project for 20 mins each. This method ensures your whole school can be involved if you wish.
‘Arts week’ is a great way to introduce workable projects.
plain wooden sheds & walls can be turned into magical & colourful kingdoms