I had a lovely day last week at Isla Primary School. Isla Primary is a tiny rural school housed in a brand new timber framed building within a varied often remote community in the Angus hills and glens. Very often their needs are challenging, exciting and inspiring!
I found myself working with the children to a brief. We had three canvases, 32 children (from 4 - 12) and a staff room that needed cheered up. Oh, and the colour scheme was purple!
We splattered, swirled, printed splodged and spotted paint and ink on every conceivable variation of purple: mauve, lilac, heather, dark, light. On black, purple and white paper. Cut hundreds of circles and attached them to the canvas, adding a button on top.
Some days in my schools I am not the only specialist visiting, in fact we had an archer and a cake decorator instructing too!
So the inspiration was easy, we created targets, or were they cup cakes?!