After visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park, meeting with artist Janine Burrows and seeing artists’ work up close and personal, pupils were able to begin forming ideas about what their project could be.
One pupil suggested the idea of ‘Fairyfields’, bringing together buildings found within their local community of Mirfield, with fairies created by each pupil. This idea was inspired by the fairies made by Samantha Bryan, an artist pupils came across at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
In the following resources you’ll see how Natalie Deane made this idea a reality by organising workshops, inspired or run by local artists in Mirfield.
Whilst waiting for artist Samantha Bryan to become available for physical workshops, Natalie devised a project inspired by Janine Burrows, an artist who pupils engaged with on the Yorkshire Sculpture Park trip.
Read on to see how Natalie worked with a moving schedule to maintain momentum and ensure that pupils were getting the most out of artist engagement, whilst giving them the opportunity to work with surface, colour mixing and mark-making.