Thursday 6 February 2014

Mural Mania

Walsall School improvement conference
The last few days have been very busy indeed. I had been commissioned to create 2 murals 'visual minutes'. One in Walsall for a Head teachers school improvement conference and the other one in Derby for the second installment of The Mighty Creatives ( #goodchildhood ) Cultural life of the Child, Primary Years 5-11 years.

The main objective with these murals is to capture as much of the key points and general atmosphere of the whole event as quickly as possible. On both occasions, Professional speakers and figures within the education and youth sectors were all there to contribute in an effort to grow and build on ideas for the future of children and the well being.

Life of the Child conference at the Riverside Centre, Derby
During the second mural I painted, children from a local primary school in Nottingham contributed to the mural. I asked them to paint how they saw themselves in 10 years time. There was quite a varied response, from aspiring to be an Olympic swimmer through to a Fossil hunter!

I thoroughly enjoyed both days, meeting new people and listening to their varied passions, speeches and discussions throughout the course of the day.

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