I’ve been very lucky over the years to work regularly with Moorfield School in Ilkley and was invited back again this month. Each time I liaise with the teacher to see what the subject will be dependent upon what’s being studied and we’ve done everything from local scenes to poppy memorials.
The teacher thought we should do a local landmark like the cow and calf rocks and I thought perhaps we could do it in pop art style. We were looking to produce a wall hanging for in a stairwell and my next idea was that we produced a picture of the school and as I love Friedensreich Hundertwasser, we’d be inspired by his colourful style.
Now, who wouldn’t be inspired by this building? My plan was to have the children make prefelt which we could cut into the various shapes to construct the building. It would all be done in bright colours and with lots of pattern.
You can’t just turn up and hope it goes to plan, it needs advance work for which I need to thank Hubby for the time he spent on the floor drawing a scale plan with me.
Large isn’t it? The finished felt will be 1.5m wide by 75cm tall and of course we needed to start larger. It was quite a project.