30 August 2012

Drawing on: Heartlands!!

This Saturday and Sunday (Sept 1st and 2nd) I will mostly be running interactive art demos at Heartlands in Pool, Cornwall.

Heartlands is a massive new project in Cornwall that celebrates the rich heritage to be found here. This urban festival is going to be a great showcase of lots of the "street culture" activities that Cornwall has to offer.

I have had a free-standing wall made especially for the occasion that is looking very exciting! The wall will remain on site to be a constant reminder of contemporary art being alive and well in Cornwall.

During the weekend people will be asked to help out with ideas, inspiration and to paint on the wall with me. No experience necessary, just a clear desire to contribute and create.

More info: West Briton, Cornwall In Focus, Cornwall's Coolest

07 August 2012

Surfboard Art School!

Get this! These kids at Richard Lander School in Truro get to make their own surfboards at school.

How classrooms should look!

And paint them with me, before they get them glassed at Best Ever surfboards in St Agnes.

The Surfboard Manufacture course is a choice on the school's popular activities week, during the last week of term. 
It was expertly run in the DT rooms. The pupils got to shape their own boards from blanks in whatever style they want. All the boards were really good shapes. I let them do the same with the sprays, and go for any style and content they wanted. Some of the ideas where pure genius!
They designed their own decals!

Paint pen dept.

Boards being glassed back at the factory.

Demo spray.