|Aerosol Art workshop with Hedz' Stuart Styles and tutor Stephen White|
The creative open day event featured tutorials from Hedz founders Miles Hesketh and Stuart Styles, alongside fellow aerosol artist Stephen White and inspiring demonstrations from the regions most creative individuals, including Popbang Colour artist, Ian Cook. Ian has become famous for the artwork recently shown on ITV’s Daybreak which is done using a remote control car ran across the canvases- a novel method that produces amazing results!
|Popbang- Ian with some of his unique work|
|Ian Cook from Popbang colour explaining his unique artistic methods|
Voiceover artist Marc Silk, who you'd recognise as the voice of Scooby Doo, Johnny Bravo and US Bob the Builder also taught the children how to do authentic Scooby Doo sounds! You can't say the day wasn't varied!
The workshops held at the creative open day weren't just about having fun- they encouraged children to work together, expand on their social and teamwork skills, whilst giving them the opportunity to gain new abilities in areas that they would not necessarily be exposed to in a traditional classroom setting.
The event received local support from Costco who provided food for the school children and staff that attended, including an amazing feed-the-five-thousand iced sponge cake- a Furore PR fave! Also a massive thanks to the Custard Factory's Zellig who provided the perfect creative space for the workshops to take place.
Specialist Crafts, the UK’s biggest supplier to education, sponsored the event providing all the art supplies used on the day, so the children had a huge range of canvases, paper, pencils and art supplies to get creative with, and also a massive shout out to photographer Jack Gibbs is in order for all his fantastic images.
The creative day also allowed schools to gain access to industry professionals who understand the benefits of working with young people to improve their prospects within education and employment.
When asked about their thoughts on the event, Miles and Stuart, the Hedz maestros said “We were very excited to be able to extend our current service, thus engaging various groups of young people who may not have previously interacted, and uniting them in a common creative cause.”
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