Community projects

Residential Home for the elderly 2020

Along with a small group of fellow members of the 'Vale of Pickering Art Club', Colin is currently working on art projects with residents in a home for the elderly in Pickering.

Whitby and North York Moors Home Education Group

Colin worked with this group as part of their Halloween Activity afternoon in 2019.  The objective was to work in collaboration to produce a group mural.

Project in North Yorkshire

In March 2019 Colin assisted with a project working with a group of children with special educational needs (SEN). Individual help is vital in these situations. The focus of the day was shadow puppets and the effects of light on colours, shapes and movement.

The children discovered how to use their own bodies to create shadow 'puppets'.

 

 

They created butterflies using coloured translucent plastic and suspended them on twigs

 

 

They created   coloured shapes and arranged them for the main screen. Each child wanted their own version to be projected.

 

 

Project in Kathmandu Nepal

In 2013 Colin painted a mural in the entrance of the 'Hope Centre' children's home in Kathmandu, Nepal. This was inspired by the lotus flower decoration found in Buddhist temples in Kathmandu.

The location of the mural beside the main entrance is used for group photographs of the children with sponsors and volunteers.

Colin and his wife Sandra, also organised a complete redecoration of the whole of the interior and involved all of the children.  It was important that even the most severely disabled children contributed to their dormitory. At times there was more paint on the children than on the walls!

The children have a lovely attitude towards each other and everyone was keen to clean up ... it became an enjoyable and entertaining activity.

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