At the end of 2020 I was invited to help design an art activity project for older and younger generations, to be carried out over 6 sessions via online video call.
After sending over a list of ideas, a ‘Collaborative Colouring’ activity was chosen along with a remixed version of fact file questionnaires.
A local landmark was decided on to be made into a giant colouring page to be split into a puzzle piece for each of the participants. Once coloured and decorated, the collected pieces are re-assembled to create a new finished artwork made in collaboration!
We also intended to create a multimedia video showing parts of the art-making process, as well as a time-lapse to show all the separate pieces come back together again. (Coming Soon!)
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Volunteering with Southern Brooks Community Partnership
Date: January 2021 – Present
MORE ABOUT THE PROCESS..
Started with finding an image to reproduce and make suitable for cutting into pieces and colouring. Saint Michael’s Church in Stoke Gifford was a lovely landmark and great place to visit and take photographs..
After some digital editing, printing, old-skool tracing methods, drawing, scanning and more digital editing. The image was ready to be split up into puzzle pieces and printed.
Some complicated and confusing mathematics later.. we were ready to roll – with the helpful grace of another volunteer and logistics maneuvered by the project leader it was all organised and ready for print. (Each person colouring will work on a roughly A4 size sheet.)
Next some tools for getting conversations started.. although the session plans were full of plenty of great things for this, we also made 6 conversation prompts in the form of themed questionnaires for the children / young people to ask the residents of a local carehome. These documents were set-up with simple questions and printed with mandala art activities on the back.