WORKSHOP #3 - GROUP COLLABORATION // PLASTIC ARTWORK MAKING

ST.WINEFRIDES PRIMARY SCHOOL

This was out second workshop at St.Winefrides and was packed full of great energy. The task was quite different this time as we had to engage and inspire nearly 200 children. They were so well behaved and eager to create though so it became a very bright kids. Seeing them work together in making the artwork pieces was great and it will benefit their development socially and creatively in equal measures, while gaining a better understanding of plastic as a material.

WORKSHOP #2 - COLOUR THEORY & PLASTIC UP-CYCLING

CENTRAL ST.MARTINS FASHION SCHOOL

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The Colour Of Water were invited to lead a workshop for the fashion foundation students at CSM focusing on colour and materials.

Workshop #2 was designed to encourage the students to expand their knowledge and perception of colours and materials, exploring them through the medium of waste plastics.

It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to share our experience as professional artists with young aspiring fashion designers. While the importance of working sustainably within the creative industry was discussed, the emphasis was on understanding the principles of colour and form within the context of fashion.

As a source of inspiration for the students we chose ‘black’ and created mood boards showing material textures and colour combinations. The aim was to turn our concepts into a sculpture using an array of discarded black plastics we collected locally. Our sculpture was inspired by the Superb Bird of Paradise, which by default seemed to transform into a wearable African style ritual mask.  This natural transition seems especially fitting at a time where we find ourselves confronted with cleaning up the single largest pollution disaster ever recorded on earth. For this reason, we at The Colour Of Water are committed to making sure every action we take makes a difference and takes us a step closer to inspiring a change of consciousness toward our relationship with plastic.

As a source of inspiration for the students we chose ‘black’ and created mood boards showing material textures and colour combinations. The aim was to turn our concepts into a sculpture using an array of discarded black plastics we collected locally. Our sculpture was inspired by the Superb Bird of Paradise, which by default seemed to transform into a wearable African style ritual mask.

This natural transition seems especially fitting at a time where we find ourselves confronted with cleaning up the single largest pollution disaster ever recorded on earth. For this reason, we at The Colour Of Water are committed to making sure every action we take makes a difference and takes us a step closer to inspiring a change of consciousness toward our relationship with plastic.

WORKSHOP #1 - ENGAGE & INSPIRE // ELEPHANT MAKING

St.Winefrides primary school

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We're delighted to be able to share a few pictures from our first creative workshop, in collaboration with The London College of Fashion, for the exceptionally bright kids at St.Winefrides primary school in east London last month. 
It was the perfect opening event for our new community project aiming to help educate and inspire the new generation that they can also contribute to and find creative solutions to global pollution problems.
It was incredible to see how alert, enthusiastic and talented these kids were in response to the Q & A's and in sculpting their own Elephants from the plastic containers they bought in from home.

This project is all about impacting conservation through the power of Art and the power of community.

There is certainly an emphasis on creative thinking within our workshops, and this is because we believe the most valuable source of education comes naturally through taking part in our communities.

All the wonderful Elephant sculptures made by this class will be exhibited alongside our giant plastic circus Elephant in central London later this year. The dates and location will be announced very soon!

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