During Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th July 2013 I ran a two-day workshop working with some fine young people form Bradford Academy.
A competition that had been run in the school challenged young people to create a mural design that would reflected what their individual house represented and meant to them.
The Academy is built around a ‘HOUSE’ system and each house plays a large part in the day-to-day activities within the school.
There were many quality designs and ideas produced and the difficult job was whittling it down and collectively deciding which designs would go forward to be used. One design for each house was eventually decided upon.
Over the two day workshop much fun was had in the interpretation of the designs using a vast amount of different mediums and techniques, some traditional and some completely experimental. The art room where the work took place was a hive of activity and much fun was had in the construction and creation of the four mural boards.
The young people involved were an engaging, committed, talented bunch of characters who were a delight to work with. The artwork that they produced on the boards was terrific and shall take pride of place within the school.