The week before last Luke Ryan and I worked with the artful dodgers studios to hold some mural workshops with the kids from the Atherton gardens housing estate.
We were given the brief of ‘home’ and collaboratively came up with a design for gigantic animals carrying ramshackle homes made out of junk on their backs.
The animals had various rugs attached to them, these ‘rug’ sections were set aside for the kids to paint whatever they felt on them. The kids created some very free-form abstract patterning which contrasted nicely with our more illustrative design, but more importantly they had fun with it, got to paint and engage with creative people.
This was something new for me and very rewarding, hoping to do more of these projects in the future, but for now heres some pics of the whole process..