The team have just completed 3 large works of art at St Matthew’s Primary School, transforming the schools entrance.
on our arrival we spent the day talking to the pupils about our murals and how they are created, we visited the walls to be painted and discussed how we can make them more inviting and exciting..
we spoke about the schools class names and how they are all named after animals and plants from around the united kingdom, it was also mentioned that the schools 5 values where to be represented within the designs (support, positive relationships, achievement and success, coping skills and confidence) also the schools motto “we are a Happy Centred School”
other considerations where the schools owl logo along with the uniform colours and the schools sports.
from this we designed 3 murals
1. landscape/wildlife mural incorporating as many of the animals and plants of the class names
with the school motto very large and centred.
2. sports wall / cricket, dodge ball, football, netball.
3. owl wall / based on the school logo with a wise owl in there nest with 3 young owls in school jumpers representing the pupils being taught and cared for.
throughout the different stages the pupils came out and watched the murals take shape and asked us many questions about what we where doing and how parts of the mural where created.
overall the project has inspired and brightened a space for all to enjoy.
here are photos of the murals:
The Positive arts team had the pleasure of being invited to Baku in Azerbaijan to create a huge 3-d floor mural for the IDEA, an organisation run by the presidents daughter Leila. It was in a new new park in the city centre and measured around 7 x 20 metres. It took 5 days of backbreaking work to create the illusion of looking down into a waterfall surrounded by mountains, featuring the big five animals in Azerbaijan- caucasian leopard, brown bear, eagle, wolf and gazelle. Everybody was really amazed by the outcome and the local loved taking photos. The mural was officially opened by the Presidents daughter Leila and lots of other government officials.
During our time there we also helped and mentored some young aspiring Azerbaijani artists. We assisted them to create there own floor murals next to ours.
You can see pictures of the event here
We have just finished a huge mural on the side of the the St Mungo’s Trust building which faces into the Palace Road Nature Garden in Streatham Hill. The wall depicts the seven continents of the world as stain glass windows to reflect the multicultural community. It was a great inter-generational project working with 3 to 70 year old’s from the local area. The mural has mad a huge difference to the enjoyment and profile of the lovely nature garden. It was funded by Lambeth Council and supported and organised by the friends group, headed by Gerry Mc Ateer.
For the opening local celebrity Levi Roots came down and unveiled the windows one by one. It was a great day and celebration of a wonderful project.
Photos of the local community getting involved.
Photos of the mural completed.
Levi Roots unveils the stain glass windows.
Wow we have just recovered from an amazing weekend in Brixton for Urban Art 2104. For the second year running Positive Arts organised the ever popular Street Art area on Josephine Avenue. For 2 days we got the best UK graffiti/street artists to paint masterpieces on our walls and train, which then went on display in Brixton Square for a week after the event. Artists this year included guests Gent48, Astek, Odissey, Vibes, Lovepusher, Crymein, Deps, Ink Fetish, Pref, BRK, and Revs alongside the Positive Arts team Mr Cenz, Aero, Solo One and Pure One. Below are some great photos from the weekend, some of them courtesy of Monoprix!
We have just finished an amazing transformation of a dull looking mobile classroom at Surrey Street Primary School in Luton. We worked with the year 6 class to create a mural based on underwater and mythological creatures. Everyone was so pleased with the end result. Here are some kind words from the class teacher:
“I just wanted to send a quick email to say how impressed I am with the art work James, Mark and the children have produced. James and Mark have a great way of working with the children and have never grown impatient with their many questions. They made the children feel valued and encouraged them to take ownership of the artwork.
The artwork is outstanding and already staff and parents have commented on it’s quality.
I hope that we can work together soon and will keep pushing Positive Arts’ name for any future projects.”
Gregory Iszchak, Year 6 Teacher