Spray Painting the Future
Graffiti and youth are not often seen in a positive light but at Swale Youth we have created a project that sees it as an excellent idea! The Wheely Good Project launched this week with a group of Year 10 Art Btec students. Working alongside a local graffiti artist and with spray paint, they get to design a 'graffiti art well being banner', for the soon to be completed Skate park in Sittingboune; The Mill.
Dreams Drawn into Reality
10 years ago a group of young people in Sittingbourne had the vision to have a skate park for wheeled sports. They started to raise funds and work with youth providers, resident groups and Swale Borough Council. Now the skate park is being built and their dream will come to fruition.
There are 30 fence boards around the site that we are looking to put some dynamic graffiti images on and engage young people to feel positive about their school and the site that they will be using. The students will shape a story or image that represents their school. We would like to look at positive images of young people and healthy representations of emotional well being.
Engage Your School
We are offering schools a free a workshop, in school, to create one of these boards. We bring in a graffiti artist to work with a selected group of up to 12 students. You could use this project as part of art coursework, or as a part of your well being program. The finished product will remain as a gift to school to be displayed. We will take a high quality photograph of the image and then have this printed on a banner to be displayed on the boards at The Mill Skatepark in Sittingbourne. A great creative outlet for the end of the school year!
What are you waiting for? Get your skates and get in touch!