Monday, 20 January 2014

Illustration project with Youth Sauce

Image from The Guardian series by Zachary Norman

Image from The Guardian series by Zachary Norman
I've been working with Youth Sauce, an organisation who provides youth-led services such as projects, events, mentorship and more. Here is a description of what they stand for taken from their tumblr. "We believe in youth empowerment. We are young but professional offering services and opportunities for our peers. We aim to develop enthusiastic young people with established young entrepreneurs and artists, with the assistance of industry professionals sharing skills and experience. We get real and genuine opinions from our peers and provide real opportunities."

Photo by Small green shoots. The sessions were held at Walthamstow Library. 

I worked with them on an illustration project based on new years resolutions. The project included an inspiration trip to The National Portrait Gallery and went towards them gaining a bronze arts award.

The young people created canvasses depicting their resolutions and we exhibited these in Walthamstow Mall over the course of two days. At the mall we talked to Walthamstow residents about their resolutions and created live art to express their new goals. The young people were really dynamic and full of ideas, it was a really inspiring project to be involved with, thank you for inviting me Makeda and Calvin at Youth Sauce!

Amazing artwork produced by Candyce, Ruben & Martell
Live art in Walthamstow Mall - grandfather clock showing Walthamstow residents resolutions

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