26 Ways to Green is progressing. Lots of pictures of green have been collected. With the Covid restrictions easing a little from the 29th of March, we will be able to come and visit the streets of Whitley Bay with our 26 ways art cart.
Sally and Cath will be wandering the streets of Whitley looking for people to join in with the project. We’re hopeful we will be able to hold workshops inside Big Local but for now all the workshop activity will be going on outside, including in the Big Local garden. Below is a short description of what’s on offer. If you want Sally and Cath to come to you or your street can you let Salto Arts or Whitley Bay Big Local know and they will pass your details on to them. We really hope you will get involved. Outline of the 26 Ways to Green Project Flags of Hope - Air, Water, Land
They will arrive in your street/group location with our trolley. This is a finding out/getting to know you exercise. They will introduce themselves and the project, meet the group and have a go at simple printing. They will make textures that can be used on your flag, generate ideas for the design of your Flag of Hope and decide what methods/ genres will be used to make it. As a street/group you will decide on the theme, imagery and what you’d like to include.
The second meeting at the Big Local/ street or group location Sally and Cath will start to work on your design scaling up using big bold shapes and colours. This can be done through printing, appliqué, collage, or other techniques. Paper flags will be digitally printed and the textures created in our first visit can be incorporated.
You will then work as a group to create you flag – with help from Sally and Cath if needed.
There will be a regular slot/day at the Big Local and your street can arrange a time slot to work on the flags with us, Covid restrictions permitting (One of the team could be on call to visit streets/groups, the other in the Big Local)
Once the flags are complete they will be hung on the flagpoles by the War Memorial outside the Spanish City.
Sally and Cath are really looking forward to working with you and can’t wait start!