13 October 2010

Big wall in Nottingham

Angels By Day nursery in Nottingham. This project took a week, with a return journey from Cornwall, all initial sketching and layout and full consultation and ideas from the children at the nursery included in that time.

The nursery is a Montessori nursery which uses the educating methods of Dr Maria Montessori from the research and discoveries of what she referred to as "the child's true normal nature" in the early 20th century. Applying this method involves the teacher in viewing the child as having an inner natural guidance for his or her own perfect self-directed development.

It was an amazing experience and the result is a mixture of the children's own ideas (some of which were called out to me as I painted them on the wall) and criteria from a foundation brief set out by the very cool and enthusiastic nursery management and staff.

Here is a video which gives a walk-about view of the whole wall.

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