Big Banners

14 Oct

oppsFor the past few weeks, I’ve spent a couple of afternoons at a local drugs project, working with service users and volunteers to make banners for their Open Day. They’ve been on a series of educational courses and the project wanted banners to reflect this so we started by asking the service users to come up with a list of words that represent their feelings about the programme. We used ‘Achievement; Reachable; Opportunities; Confidence and Purpose’ and also included the name of the programme, ‘Links Coastal’.

I sourced some very cheap rolls of primed canvas, about 2 x 8 feet, in a local cut-price store and Swansea Print Workshop donated a load of used acrylic paints that had been mixed with screenprint medium; this made them very easy to use.We did a practice session on the first afternoon using cheap chalky pastels and sheets of newspaper stuck together and then chose the best designs to reproduce onto the canvas. I really like the results, they should look fab when they’re put up on the project walls.

9 Responses to “Big Banners”

  1. The banners look great and what a fantastic project.

  2. Ifor October 15, 2013 at 17:22 #

    ………………….and obviously a big welcome to anybody who wants to call in during the open day !!

    • Rosie Scribblah October 15, 2013 at 18:46 #

      Thank you Ifor – I’ll publicise it on Facebook 🙂

  3. Ifor October 15, 2013 at 17:21 #

    Hi Rose – once again thanks for the work you have been doing with our service users. These pieces of art will definitely brighten up the building and demonstrate the creativity of individuals who are often “written off” !! Thanks

  4. allesistgut October 15, 2013 at 07:40 #

    Really huge. Great work.
    Have a beautiful day! 🙂

  5. this is lemonade October 15, 2013 at 00:33 #

    Such encouraging and positive words. The colours and shapes are really cheerful. Hope the open day goes well and the project is a great success. What a meaningful organisation to work with! 🙂

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