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Permanent Artworks

School Improvement:

Transforming Learning Environments

  • Producing high quality original artworks
  • Applied learning on a live project
  • Links to other subject areas, supporting cross-curricular learning
  • Supporting student attainment
  • Integrate into capital building programmes

The Arts:

Skills Development | Arts Enrichment

  • Skills development – research, design, making techniques
  • Improving the school environment
  • Developing students’ pride and ownership over their school environment
  • Responding to a brief

Description:

Projects start with a group introduction, before students work with the artist in research and design-based workshops to generate ideas and imagery for the artworks. The artist then refines these ideas into a final design for sign off by the school, before students work with the artist in making and production sessions to realise the design.

Example artworks include:

Murals – high quality painted murals for indoor or outdoor sites, either on boards or directly on walls.

Mosaics – original mosaic artworks linked to a chosen theme.

Vinyl Artworks – working with adhesive vinyl, artworks can be made from professionally laser cut shapes and designs, or collaged artworks made by the students. Vinyl artworks can be applied to windows, walls or other flat surfaces, or can be mounted and backlit in lightboxes.

Photographic prints – photomontage artworks using original photographs taken by the students, compiled into a final design. Photographic prints can be framed, printed onto a durable material such as Dibond panels, or can be mounted in back-lit lightboxes.

Textile wall hangings – felt or fabric wall hanging panels.

Flags and banners – handmade artworks made from textile elements, or illustrations and designs professionally printed onto flags or banners.

Willow Sculptures – using cut willow to make a woven artwork, or using the material as a base structure and covering with wet-strength tissue for more detailed and colourful designs. Living willow can also be used, planted and woven as a living outdoor sculpture or structure.

Illustrative Outputs:

  • Planning, research and design sessions
  • Artist-led practical making sessions with students
  • High quality artworks installed in the school or school grounds
  • Launch / opening event for parents, peers and the wider community

Outcomes and Impact (taken from an outdoor sculpture project):

  • Raised attainment: 100% of students demonstrated an increase in skills, knowledge and understanding as a result of the project
  • Developed teamwork skills – students worked collaboratively to realise a shared goal
  • Teachers reported feeling more confident to use artistic techniques in their teaching 

Testimonies:

“I am so pleased with the outcomes. Your staff worked very hard to produce artworks which will be around for many years to come and are the beginning of the 'beautification' of our school – transforming it from a space that an architect finds pleasing to a vibrant, personalised learning environment for our students.” Executive Headteacher

“The students have a sense of pride that they have been involved in changing their own school grounds.” Deputy Headteacher

“We are absolutely thrilled with the artwork. It is a vibrant, eye catching addition to our central space. It is wonderful to see students involved in producing artwork on such a scale.” Headteacher

“This project creates a wonderful new piece of public art and also sparks the creativity of young people.” Deputy Mayor of London (Education and Culture)

Project Costs:

From £1,425 + materials (based on five workshop days @ £270 per day + planning meeting @ £75)

Costs vary dependent on the number of class groups, workshop days and size of the commission

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