Community Art Projects

There is a wide range of art activities that I lead, but mosaic is the most common. I find that everyone is on a level playing field - they are all novices at mosaics and join up with a beautiful solution to a challenge!

Planning for a Community Art Project

The community group thinks up a wish list of themes. These can include anything from nature, heritage, environmental themes like recycled art, school teams, values, cultural themes, and so on. Think about the message you want to shout about! Often I let the adult groups create their own mosaic design as a form of empowerment. The school murals tend to be more of a precise design once the school comes up with the ideas...

Then they take the ideas and make them into drawings, and symbolism is a great way to express many of these ideas into the medium of mosaic. For example, Deyes High School pictured below have used the Olympics, musical notes, drama, school ties, and more to fill their fantastic mural. Self expression is very empowering. The mosaic design can be an informal design done by the students. If the students take this on, there is a more informal, handmade feel. An example of a professionally drawn layout by Chrissy is the John Cross CE School with a more formal look. The Fishwick Nature Reserve Floor Mural in the video shows a combination of emulating children's drawings of the witches and the queen with a more formal Preston Guild Logo. 

Mural projects take 6 class sessions on average, but this can depend on the size and complexity. A variety of short craft activities are also available, please contact me to discuss. 

Please have a browse through the Fundraising Factsheet below to see the wide range of opportunities available. Level of detail can affect time taken on a project.

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Short art sessions available such as this arty painted dream catcher, willow making and those in the gallery.

Deyes High School with Symbols and Themes (single panel, complex design concept, student's templates)

Life After Stroke Mosaic Projects in Blackburn and Blackpool (single panel, complex design, participant' s templates)


Bolton at Home Percent for Housing at Lever Gardens with smart materials that glow in the dark

Darnhill Gold Festival Flower Bed edging

John Cross Primary School, Garstang: 300 year Anniversary Mural (single panel, simple design, artist's)

New Longton All Saints School Mural (double exterior panel, simple design, artist's template)

Childrens' drawn designs for school groups Lancaster Lane Primary School, Leyland (single panel, simple design, children's template)

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