Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Artists in Schools

Painting Silk
Artists in Business is committed to delivering great art projects in partnership with schools and community groups in West and North Yorkshire.
We recently sent one of our artists to work with parents and staff from Haworth Primary and Iqra Primary schools to create two silk painted wall hangings.
Bronte Parsonage & Hawoth Main Street
The brief was to design a banner for the Iqra Primary School with images of Haworth and a banner for Haworth Primary School with images of Bradford. The artist placed the scenes in windows surrounded by Islamic inspired designs and patterns. 
Bradford City Centre
All art work was drawn out in permanent marker pen onto layout paper before being transferred onto the silk with gutta resist. The silk was stretched onto wooden frames ready for the participants to paint. 
Lower Laithe Reservoir
Seventeen parents and staff from both schools took part in the activity of painting the silk and, once they had been given some basic instruction, worked together. The workshop was so much more than just about making art. It was about team work, breaking down cultural barriers, sharing knowledge and skills and having fun. 
Haworth wallhanging

Bradford Wallhanging
If you would like to discuss an art project or visiting artist for your school or community group please contact Artists in Business at jo.artsbiz@gmail.com and we will be happy to hear from you.
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