Back in March Positive Arts began a 13 week Graffiti Art course at Brentford School for Girls in Brentford, Hounslow.
At risk of becoming NEET 14 and 15 year old girls were given the opportunity to create professional pieces of Graffiti /street art under the guidance of our talented artists. The group explored personal and social issues like education, social responsibility and community through individual and group discussions. The girls used their artistic skills to express their thoughts, feelings, experiences and knowledge of these issues through graffiti art. A main group piece was produced along with individual canvases they could take home. By seeing their ideas develop into an amazing piece of graffiti artwork for display the girls gained a sense of achievement/pride and increased self- esteem. Through the group work process individuals learnt lots of new artistic and interpersonal skills and learnt about important issues in an informal environment. The Positive Arts team aim was to help participants gain an increased awareness of their own situations, thinking and behavior, which they could then use to assist change within their lives.
Fantastic job and well done to the 7 girls (out of 9 who started the course) who achieved the arts award Level 1 national qualification!