Other Sessions & Projects
Figure Drawing sessions
Ran as family drop-ins or more intensive workshops for Key Stage 3.
Creative Consultants at Manchester Art Gallery
Young people's projects, interpreting works by Grayson Perry, Kelley Walker and Jeremy Deller. Click through to read more.
St Matthews RC High, Manchester
A 25 metre mural designed and completed by Jim and a class of Y10 pupils, depicting the history of the local area Moston.
City Learning Centre, Abraham Moss Centre, Manchester
Put together from images created by local Y2 pupils first steps into Adobe Illustrator.
Green End Primary, Manchester
Library mural, made up of pupils drawings from their favourite books on the shelves.
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Westhoughton High School, Westhoughton
Larger scale projects and Interpretation
Heroes & Monsters
exhibition and family trail, Manchester Art Gallery
To provide a way in to the Greek Myths found in the Victorian collection, Jim worked with the learning team in devising a summer exhibition, activities and family trail bringing the stories to life. Part of the process involved working with a local Y6 class to create a new version of the gallery’s Parthenon Frieze casts, depicting highlights and observations from their visit to the gallery.
The main space was also crammed full with murals telling the story of the Olympians overthrowing Cronos. Children could 'pick a realm' and show their allegiances with either a Zeus, Posiedon or Hades headband to wear, then collect a huge map to lead them around the key Victorian works, with fun activities in front of each one. The back of the map featured a wealth of illustrated stories, animating the myths behind each particular paintings sculpture.