Modern attitudes around waste and our general lack of awareness about the amount and types of trash we produce indicate the desperate need for an innovative new approach to this issue. When we consider the enormity of this problem often our first thought is: “What a mess!” But after this initial reaction, what if we began thinking of waste as our most abundant resource? What then?
Tires are a huge headache when it comes to waste management and recycling. We certainly have loads of it in our borough.
We believe it is far wiser to claim waste as an asset than it is to toss it out the door.
So, we like to create some fun with old tires!
Also, to add more color &imagination, we wish to run workshops to create a mural for a wall in the playground by inviting local artists & children to participate ~doing observational sketches of the plants&insects they see. We like to use the children’s drawings to create a final design to brighten the whole space out of recycled materials.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Upcycling ( claiming waste ) is a way forward and we like to show children how simple ideas can be turned into fun to create colourful, playful and visually stimulating environments for young people to learn and play in.
This project is for children, to gain knowledge and understanding of upcycling.
Also, to develop their observational drawing and painting techniques and to work well as a team by producing a collaborative mural.
As a result to gain a sense of pride and ownership over the park environment.
We will work with Glendale and MPUG to sketch out concepts then digitally design a finished concept prior to painting, matching colours to be harmonious to the space. And thanks to the resilient nature that rubber maintains, we will not need to worry about the maintenance quite often.
Steps to get it done:
We heard from many parents that our playground has no character/fun. We thought to recycle tires and add some bright fun colors with a creative input from children to cheer up the space which can inspire them to play, learn and interact. As a result to gain a sense of pride and ownership over the park environment.
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We wish all a very happy peaceful holidays and a great new year filled with ideas and amazing projects. Many thanks to our supporters, including Lewisham Council. We are grateful to have such artful community inspiring us! Many thanks everyone! See you in 2017 with many more exciting projects! Warmest Wishes, ArtsCafe
John McGrath will be doing more painting this week Pauline Mallory will follow up in September ArtsCafe will also be finishing the stag beetle this week *Children's Drawing Competition is coming up! After then Shayna Soong and Stephen Shiell will add mosaic works :) we are hoping that all will be finished by the end of September 2016!