Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Complete Stations of the Cross - St Marys Batley

Yesterday the 14 paintings depicting the Stations of the Cross were finally completed by the pupils at St Marys in Batley and can be seen below...

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Crowlees Photography Project - Day 4

I have just completed the last day of the photography project at Crowlees J&I School and have had a great time. Throughout the week I have been working with Y5 pupils to explore their school through the lens' of mobile devices including iPhones, iPod Touchs and iPads. I have been encouraging the children to look very closely at their surroundings and seek out interesting and unusual shots which they have then processed using various apps. 

Along the way they have captured images focused on numbers, letters, people, textures, treasured possessions, the school building, reflections and nature, plus anything else that has captured their interest. They have worked extremely hard and have produced a library of images will feature in a limited edition book and a Montage Print to be displayed in school.

And here are some of the children's images focused on the theme of school, captured through reflections and interesting angles and processed through a range of apps.

Throughout the week the children have also used their images as inspiration for drawing and creative writing, which will also feature in the book along with their photographic images. Stories include "The Chocolate Dilemma", "The Magic keyboard" and "The Mystery of the Open Door."

The children have been a joy to work and have shared with me images they have taken at home following their time on the project. The children's work has impacted on the rest of the school and teachers have already begun to use creative photography in their classrooms. Thanks to everyone for their hard work and support on this project, and I hope you continue to create beautiful photography. YR

Friday, 6 July 2012

Experimental Murals at Kirkburton - Final Day

Following a full week of full-on painting, drawing and digital work, the large scale 8 'x 4' mural boards are now complete. They are a credit to the 16 boys who worked incredibly hard throughout the project!
Finishing Touches
Finishing Touches To Board 002

Board 001
Board 002

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Crowlees Photography Project - Day 3

It was my third day at Crowlees J&I School today and it has been another super day! The children brought in some of their treasured possessions and in pairs they had to decide how they wanted to photograph them, using the school and its colourful surroundings as a back drop. They explored their school looking for suitable locations and creative angles in which to capture interesting and unusual images of their possessions. The children worked amazingly all day, sharing ideas and discussing how to capture and process their images. By the end of the session they were confidently discussing concepts such as lighting, composition, perspective and depth of field and were excited about creating more photographic images at home!

And here are some of the images the children captured of their treasured possessions...

Throughout the week I have been hanging up prints of the children's images as they have produced them. I am really impressed at the amount of work they have produced and think their work looks great pegged up around school! YR