In collaboration with Creative Partnerships, from January 2006 we worked with Saxon Mount Secondary Special School involving pupils in a series of workshops at the Project Art Works studios in Hastings . Each class group spent a day making huge paintings (5×1.8 meters) of bird’s eye views of their school and its grounds.
In July, Project Art Works and the staff and pupils of the school created a temporary transformation of the school grounds during a week long residency. They erected a geodesic dome, flew a camera from a helium filled blimp and filmed the gradual evolution of a landscape drawing in the school using field markers and large coloured- discs representing the different class groups and zones.
This drawing and the extensive documentation of its making will inform the longer term aspirations of the school and the project regarding the transformation and use of external spaces as creative learning environments.