School Murals and Art Projects with Pupils.

Hemblington WW1 Memorial Mural
Hemblington WW1 Memorial Mural

In 2014 I was asked to design a WW1 memorial mural from the ideas of the Hemblington primary school year 6 children.

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Hemblington Memorial Mural 2014
Hemblington Memorial Mural 2014

It was important to get the sorrow of the conditions the people had to live in during WW1 without being horiffic.

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Hemblington Memorial Mural 2014
Hemblington Memorial Mural 2014

The children helped paint the design and rotated 4 at a time so that every one had an input.

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Hemblington Memorial Mural 2014
Hemblington Memorial Mural 2014

The balance of bright colour in the modern day part of the mural was esential for the contrast to the dull WW1 trenches days.

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Queenshill primary School mural
Queenshill primary School mural

The design was freehand drawn, by myself, then marked out inareas for each group to work in their time slot.

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Queenshill primary School mural
Queenshill primary School mural

once the youngsters have completed all the areas, I then outline, highlight, lowlight and airbrush areas to make it all pop.

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Queenshill primary School {Norwich}
Queenshill primary School {Norwich}

The concept of this piece came about from wanting an image of children from around the globe and their representive countries iconic monuments/landmarks.

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Cobholm Primary School Gt Yarmouth
Cobholm Primary School Gt Yarmouth

This was a lovely, newly rendered, piece of wall to work on for this project. the painting depicts the 5 School houses, Neverland, Narnia, Camelot< hogwarts and Stormhold.

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Cobholm Primary School Mural
Cobholm Primary School Mural

The painting was made with the help of a lot of the youngsters but unfortunatley not all had Media release so we couldn't use images of them painting.

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Cobholm Primary School Mural
Cobholm Primary School Mural

My favorite part of the mural as I love Dragons, and they wanted a scary looking one painted too.

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Cobholm Primary School Mural
Cobholm Primary School Mural
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Cobholm Primary School Mural
Cobholm Primary School Mural
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Cobholm Mural pt1 Great Yarmouth
Cobholm Mural pt1 Great Yarmouth

The painting was to celebrate 100 years of the Cobholm Primary School and was sponsered by 1st Direct Busses of Great Yarmouth.

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Cobholm Mural pt2 Great Yarmouth
Cobholm Mural pt2 Great Yarmouth
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Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn
Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn

I loved painting this piece for the school, it was a 2 part Mural which the children helped with the second part. I was just asked to create a fantasy themed landscape with lots of colour & story.

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Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn
Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn

The challenge with this piece was not oly attaching the structure to the wall but designing a coherant piece of art around the obstcals like windows, posts and hot air vents.

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Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn
Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn

The design was also painted outside, which can get a little cold at times, and can be a bit harsh on the knees at my age.

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Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn
Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn

I love painting unusual coloured skys, so fantasy murals are probably my favorite.

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Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn
Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn

Finaly all the characters are added, I like to include a bit of education to my murals so I also put correct references like star patterns and correct types of creatures in them.

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Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn pt2
Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn pt2

This piece was opposite to the first Mural and a perfect level for the youngsters to get involved with {no health and safety height issues to deal with}. Once again we rotated between a class of 30 youngsters.

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Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn pt2
Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn pt2

The idea behind this mural was to go in theme with the brilliant woodern Play yard boat that the school has, so the pirate idea was perfect.

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Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn pt2
Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn pt2

Fun ellements were added, at the childrens reques, like the monster in the hole under the islandt

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Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn pt2
Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn pt2

No pirate scean is complete without a cannonball battle.

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Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn pt2
Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn pt2

the Mural measured 4 ft x 16 ft when complete

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Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn pt2
Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn pt2

I love this little idea of a flying pirate ballon ship.

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Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn pt2
Gayton Primary school Kings Lynn pt2

And every pirate picture has to have a Skull Island too.

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Fairstead Skateramp Graffiti project
Fairstead Skateramp Graffiti project

This project was to create a pice of work from the designes/ideas of the children of Fairsted school. This was to spruce up an old looking skate ramp in the schools grounds.

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Fairstead Skatepark Kings Lynn
Fairstead Skatepark Kings Lynn

The pictures were to be in a graffiti spray art style but using normal paints for the children.

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Fairstead Skateramp Graffiti project
Fairstead Skateramp Graffiti project

Over 4 days the work was carried out with the help of 6 children every 1.30hrs so we were able to involve over 70 children

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Fairstead Skatepark Kings Lynn
Fairstead Skatepark Kings Lynn
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Fairstead Skateramp Graffiti project
Fairstead Skateramp Graffiti project
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Fairstead Skatepark Kings Lynn
Fairstead Skatepark Kings Lynn
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Fairstead Skateramp Graffiti project
Fairstead Skateramp Graffiti project
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Fairstead Skatepark Kings Lynn
Fairstead Skatepark Kings Lynn
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