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Workshops

Faith has extensive experience of devising and leading 3D art workshops and residencies with primary and secondary schools across the North West and beyond. She is a qualified art teacher with a PGCE in Secondary Art & Design. The simple construction techniques she has developed working with newspaper, cardboard and other recycled materials enable children and young people of varying abilities to create successful sculptures quickly, either individually or in groups. Depending on time the sculptures are finished with coloured tape and/or paper mache.

• 3D activities linked to the National Curriculum e.g. Citizenship
• Activities tailored to the age and ability of participants
• Suitable for students with emotional and behavioural challenges, learning difficulties and sensory impairments
• Summer schools - Gifted & Talented students
• INSET sessions for teachers

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Here you can see examples of work produced by students in Faith’s school workshops. Most of the pieces were made in one or two days. Each gallery is grouped under a theme.

Shells

St Julie's Catholic High School Year 11 students spent a busy day with Faith studying and creating shell forms using just cardboard, tape and wire. Shells can be deceptively hard shapes to make in 3 dimensions but the girls did a great job!

Amazing Animals

Faith was invited to Stone Low Primary School in Dronfield, Derbyshire to contribute to their Artsweek. Working with Year 3 & 4 students over two days to create a set of large animal sculptures.

Ancient Civilizations

Year 3 students at Woodfall Primary created a low relief sculpture with Faith over two days, based on ancient Egypt as part of Cheshire Entitlement to the arts.

School Values

Year 5 and 6 students at Darnhall Primary, Winsford explored their School Values by creating lettering and figures depicting the key values. The piece was made using newspaper, wire and colour tape in one day.

'Space'

Eastcroft Park Primary Year 5 students created a large astronaut and their very own group of aliens all in one day!

'School Life'

School life is a theme requested ocassionally whether that be the school ethos, motto or values or artwork of the students themselves. Here are a few recent examples with Primary and Secondary students.

'School Anniversary'

For the school's 50th anniversary, Our Lady of Pity Primary School in Greasby invited Faith to help them create a large sculpture to act as a centre piece for the celebrations. Over a school week a mix of year groups made lettering, small figures and the giant numbers to build the special sculpture.

'Sea Creatures'

One day workshop at Tushingham Primary School, nr Whitchurch in Shropshire. Year 1 and Year 2 children created large sea creatures using only scrunched up newspaper and tape, plus sweet wrappers for decoration. Faith got the students to focus on simple shapes to build up each sculpture.

'Wildlife'

Halebank Primary (part of the Halton Small School Arts Cluster), wanted to engage their Year 3,4, and 6 students in creating artwork inspired by the school's wetland area and orchard. In just one day they created a range of recycled sculptures to display in the school grounds including a daisy, buttercup, frog, squirrel and butterfly.

'Scandanavia'

Wallasey High School Year 9 project over two days. Created moose and reindeer heads in small groups using cardbaord and tape, then decorated them with printed papers.

'Environment & Planet Protection'

Year 4 students collected plastic drinks and milk bottles to create their own 'Dove of peace' over two days. The school is very close to Liverpool airport so the dove has an airplane inspired look too!

"I just wanted to say a big 'Thank you' for the beautiful dove which is now sitting happily in our school grounds. The whole school are very impressed and every morning I look out of my window to see a child nesting inside it! My class feel very proud of themselves and the whole school love it. Parents and visitors have been extremely impressed and I'm sure it has been admired by many passengers flying over the grounds by aeroplane!"
Tina Herd, Teacher at Hale Church of England Primary School

'Inspired by Art'

wall relief

Burscough Science College wanted to create a Tree of life inspired by the artist Gustav Klimt. Year 8 students worked with Faith over two days using a mix of carboard, tape to build the tree of life wall relief, then added coloured tape and crisp packets to give a rich, jewel-like quality to the work. Detailed close up images below.

St Marys Primary school in Runcorn, wanted to create a wall relief using Seurat's 'Bathers at Asnieres' as inspiration. They updated to reflect contemporary activities such as texting and using i-pads. This project took two days with a Year 4 group and was part of 'Entitlement to the arts' supported by Cheshire West & Chester Council.

'3D Wallpaper'

'London 2012 Paralympics'

'London 2012 Olympic Games'

Kids with sculptures in playground

'Animals'

'GLOBAL VILLAGE'

Faith was invited to be artist in residence at St John's C of E Primary school in Keele, Staffordshire. Working with Year 3, 4, 5, and 6 students over two days they created a 3D mandala 'Celebrating our multicultural world'.

Arts Education in a Multicultural Society (AEMS)

Residential arts courses for primary school students and staff held at Conway Centre, Anglesey. Faith has led themed sculpture workshops with Year 5 and 6 students based on 'Caribbean Life' in Spring 2012 (see Projects page for photos) and 'Caribbean Fish and Flowers' in 2013 and returned in 2015 with 'Caribbean Birds'. Other art forms include music, storytelling, and dance. Faith talked to students about her own Caribbean heritage and then they created a sculpture based on tropical fish and flowers found in the Caribbean, using newspaper and sticky tape. Students from schools across the North West get together for the workshops to produce their own piece of artwork in a collaborative environment.

'Citizenship'

Cledford Primary School in Middlewich Cheshire, invited Faith to work with their Key stage 1 & 2 students over two days making work on the theme of Citizenship. Children made individual figures as well as a group piece using simple construction techniques with paper, plastic bags and colour tape. They discussed key words related to being a good citizen such as 'respect', to include in the sculpture which was then displayed on the playground fence.

'Family'

'Healthy Living'

'Sports'

'Identity'

'Science'

'MYTHS, legends AND FAIRYTALES'

'Seasonal'