Vicky Jackson updates Daler-Rowney on the progress of Wokingham Lions Creative Youth Collective Project:...
Just thought I would give you an update on the Wokingham Lions Creative Youth Collective project.
Our stall at the May Fayre, really caused a great deal of awareness and interest. We had a very successful colouring in competition for children. We gave each child the same template of our logo and it was amazing to see how different the results were. We had a street art wall where we demonstrated street art practices and a caricature artist. From this event we have created a database of parents who are interested in their children being involved in our future projects.
Our first project is at Seaford Court in Wokingham, a home for young homeless people between 16 and 25. These young people have had many challenges in their lives and are working to overcome any difficulties they face. The aim of this current project is to empower the young people to pan their own project in which they will, with us redecorate their living room and create their own artworks in whatever genre they choose.
Initially I thought that most would wish to create street art, but we have two fine artists in the group. All of those residents taking part in the project have been using the brushes and paints you kindly donated and are really appreciative of your support.
We are planning forthcoming exhibitions throughout the summer where we will be focusing on workshops aimed at younger children. We have had to widen the age range from 5 - 25 for our future project plan based on the interest shown so far.