Have just finished working with a group of children at Oasis Academy in Salford. This was part of an Arts Council funded project run through Salford Community Leisure. Based around a retrospective exhibition of the art work of Colin Burrows at Salford Museum and Art gallery this project was to work with year 9 and10’s to look at everyday objects in a different way. Organised by Alison Burrows, Colin’s widow, 5 different artists are running sessions in different art forms and the children are using their work to complete their Bronze Arts Award.
In my sessions, we drew every day objects with thick charcoal lines, then reproduced these drawings in stitch on layers of felt which we then cut away to create a reverse appliqué, and then we made a more traditional appliqué. The results were amazing as you can see from the images.