Thursday, 28 April 2011

New Hutte St Georges Family Fun Day!

This week we where invited to work at the New Hutte St Georges Family Fun Day. It was a brilliant community event with a lot to get involved in, there was a climbing wall, Easter Egg hunt, live bands, fancy dress competition, performances from a local majorette troupe and of course we were on hand to provide arts and crafts. One of the things we decided to create was a mural, that visitors could all work on together and give the New Hutte community centre something to keep after we had finished. We have created Murals before (you can read all about the Big Draw Mural we created here) and thought it would work really well on the day.

We began by gridding out the image we wanted to create
and redrawing it out on the large piece of paper.

Darren the ranger even had a go at drawing some of mural out.. 
Can you tell what it is yet?
Sophie filling out some of the detail

Carole giving the dragon some finishing touches

Once the mural was complete, we could take it down to the fun day to be filled in by the visitors.

We added panels onto the drawing to give a stained glass window effect

Sophie, Cousie and Carole of Halewood Arts with the final image.
Thankfully the weather held out and we didn't have any rain to spoil the day. We loved the final outcome and it was great to provide something the whole community could work on together. We also ran an arts and crafts stall, allowing the visitors to create their own St Georges Day dragons, Easter Eggs, Origami Flowers and Boxes. It was lovely to see so many of the children chasing their parents around with dragons on sticks.

If you came along to the event thanks for making the Mural look so wonderful and hopefully you will see it displayed within the New Hutte Community Centre. Thanks for taking the time to read this post and keep checking back for updates about what we are up to.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Who are Halewood Arts Association?

Halewood Arts Association have been in existence since 1994. We are an umbrella organisation that promote, support and initiate arts based activities within Halewood and the surrounding areas. We are made up of local residents, local artists and those who work within Halewood and the surrounding areas. Our youngest artists are 7 years old, there is no upper age limit.

The type of media we work in and have experience in;
Fine Art
Environmental Art
Printed and Spoken Word
Community Arts
Drama and Theatre

We want to produce a legacy for Halewood by initiating sustainable new arts projects that bring together members of our organisation, community members and professional artists.

What we aim to do;

  • Encourage creativity and talent within the community, working with all ages and abilities.
  • Undertake new projects to explore different art forms through a variety of media
  • Co-operate with existing events and facilitate the exchange of information, skills and resources
  • Provide professional help and guidance in learning new skills
  • Bring together residents in positive social activities, provide positive role models and encourage group activities.
  • Generate an appreciation of the built, natural and social environment 

So keep visiting back for regular updates from us and to see more of the work we do.