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Bronze Arts Award at Woodbridge Park Education Service

The Woodbridge Park Education Service is a Pupil Referral Service that works with students who have been referred as a result of permanent exclusion from school or for special tuition students who have a Statement of Special Education Needs and for whom there is no alternative provision.

Selected 14 and 15 year old pupils worked enthusiastically with the Positive Arts team over a period of 13 weeks to create professional pieces of graffiti art, whilst exploring social and personal issues through discussion and expressing their feelings on these issues through the artistic skills they learnt. A  group mural in the garden and an individual piece was produced by each course participant creating a sense of achievement and pride and enhanced self esteem. On completion of the course great improvements in Behaviour, Attitude and Attendance were seen in 6 (out of 7) young people who took part.

Congratulations to all the Woodbridge Park students who achieved the Arts Award Level 1 in Graffiti Art!

http://fsd.hounslow.gov.uk/kb5/hounslow/fsd/service.page?id=_1OQVLk9tQ0

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Bronze Arts Award at Brentford School for Girls

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!

http://www.brentford.hounslow.sch.uk/

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Urban Art Fair 2013

Thank you to everyone who visited and worked at the Urban Art Fair 2013.  It was a fantastic weekend and a great way to experience contemporary art and meet artists in a relaxed environment.

The street was filled with a wide range of artwork by a large variety of artists.  Hot sunshine and a lively atmosphere, diverse food stalls and music added to overall the experience.

Positive Arts arranged for 15 of the UKs top graffiti artists to descend on Josephine Avenue and spray paint the tube train live, which caused a stir and was great to watch. The train went on display in Windrush Square shortly after the event. The positive arts team also ran children’s graffiti art workshops with local school children.

The artists producing live work really appreciated the hands-on feedback from visitors which has been motivating and encouraging for future projects.

Thanks again to everyone who supported the event and we look forward to its return next year.

The following links show the press highlights of the event.

Snoe - Tizer Urban Art 2103

Cenz - Cheo - Crome - urban at 2013

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Artist’s take over at Wilsden Green Library

We have just begun the first stage of a big project with Brent Council by decorating the side of Wilsden Green Library with some amazing Graffiti/Street art from Inkfetish, Mr Cenz and Aero. The works have transformed the lifeless building into a colourful and vibrant gallery for all to enjoy. The building is to be closed and redeveloped in a couple of weeks and we will be creating some permanent murals with locals schools educating and informing the residents about the move. Watch this space for updates!