23 April 2012

Another wall to find in Newquay!

Newquay Art8 Festival Drawingonthings Workshop

Last Sunday was genuinely the sunniest day of the year by far! Loads of people turned up for this event in the back garden of the Newquay Arms as part of the Art8 festival.

The pub and Art8 had sponsored the event so that members of the public could get involved as part of the festival which is the first of what will hopefully be an annual showcase of art in and around Newquay.

A few adults took part too but other than that, the average age of the artists making these pictures was 10 years old, all participants had never used spray paint before. Some of these guys had travelled from bristol to do this workshop! All were complete naturals!

14 April 2012

Newquay Art8 Festival

When you head over to Newquay to check out the Art8 festival, from today look out for this!

(Hint, its on a main road.)


09 April 2012

A Drop-in Drawingonthings Surgery!

LINk in Cornwall are the people who pass on everyone's thoughts and feelings about their health services here in Cornwall to the people who run them.

Using communication to bring about positive change is also something that my Drawingonthings Workshops are known for. Which is why LINk in Cornwall thought it would be a good idea to have me run a drop-in workshop in Truro City centre as a feature of their celebration event called Watch Your Health, last Thurdsay.

Young people could colaborate on a peice in the Drawingonthings Workshop in exchange for the (Yes/No) answer to: "Do you think there is enough information about health services in Cornwall for young people?

A highly creative day followed, filled with discussion on the topic, and some awesome pieces of work were created!

But the best bit...
All the work returns to the donors of the "canvases" (many of whom were there on the day) and will be displayed in their offices, surgeries, etc. This was an important part of this workshop as it showed that the young peoples' opinions are highly regarded, as is their art!

LINk in Cornwall's website: http://www.linkincornwall.org.uk

06 April 2012

Art In The City

On Wednesday I found a car parked on Lemon Quay in Truro. I happened to have a few cans of paint on me so...

Art in The City festival continues until Sunday 15th April.

04 April 2012

To greet the Olympic Torch at Bodmin

I did a Drawingonthings Workshop at the Basement Youth Club in Bodmin because the young people that go there regularly wanted to make a banner which was fitting to greet the Olympic Torch when it passes through their town at the start of its journey to London to launch the Olympics.

This banner was completed entirely in spray paint. All the colours, ideas and shading are the work of the Basement crew which included many members that have never used spray paint or consider themselves very "good" at drawing. I just helped them pull it all together.

I think you'll agree, the result is a fantastic tribute to the young people of Bodmin.