Community and school projects
“Keepin’ It Real” January 2011, St. Edwards Middle School, Windsor.
A series of small trompe l’œil murals to identify areas of the school, history, art, etc.
Each piece, roughly 60 x 80 cm, painted in one day by a pair of year 7 pupils.
“Proud to be Slough” July 2011, Westgate Secondary School, Slough.
A series of assembled small trompe l’œil panels, to show local things the pupils are proud of.
Sponsored by Barratt Homes, through Creative Partnerships. Each piece, roughly 60 x 80 cm, painted in one day by a single pupil, years 10 – 11.
“Celebrate 50” January 2012, Dedworth Middle School, Windsor.
A series of assembled small trompe l’œil panels, showing 50 years of DMS.
Each piece, roughly 60 x 60 cm, painted in one day by a single pupil, from years 7 and 8.
“Creative Network Schools” started March 2012 and is ongoing, co-ordinated by Dedworth Middle School, Windsor.
I taught trompe l’œil painting techniques in several local schools (all Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead). Dedworth Middle, Dedworth Green, Alexander, Homer and Braywood First Schools. Years 1 to 8.
“Windsor Art Academy” March to June 2013, based at the Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor.
I lead small scale trompe l’œil projects (mini-mural panels) demonstrating the painting techniques required.
“Northwood Hills Town regeneration mural project” September – October 2013. The initial phase of this large project involved leading workshops in five Hillingdon schools to gather design ideas and community input.
“Outside the Walls” a Heritage Lottery Fund Project Commission for Arts , March to June 2014, for Windsor Library. Design for a mural is developed from workshop input of six Windsor schools.
“Art Teacher” January to May 2015, Dedworth Middle School, Windsor.
I was brought in as a supply art teacher for all years 7 and 8 to provide maternity cover. (Non-Qualified Teacher Status).
“Mobility Maps” October to November 2015, was an Army funded project for all the Army children in Dedworth Middle and Dedworth Green First Schools. The brief was to fill a wall space with some lasting artwork that can be added to with time. I came up with the idea of each child making a personal map pin to mark the part of the world their family has been posted to or involved with.