PROJECTS & WORKSHOPS
The PROJECTS & WORKSHOPS section features one off workshops and other creative projects that go beyond a mural or a single creative piece.
ST MONICA’S PRIMARY AEROSOL ART WORKSHOPS 2016
Over the space of three afternoons around 90 children at St. Monica’s Primary School in Flixton took part in an aerosol art workshop. While the weather wasn’t great we managed to get some fantastic canvases made. The children were ecstatic with the art they produced and couldn’t wait to take them home to show off to parents. Check these out!
WONDERS OF WYTHENSHAWE PROJECT 2015
Wythenshawe Community Housing Group through the WOW Zone commissioned project support on the amazing Wonders Of Wythenshawe Project. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and focused on the community in creative ways with street art being a part of it. Please visit their website for a wide range of media, it is a fantastic resource.
The street art workshops asked young people to use Wythenshawe’s history and folklore to create street art style images on canvas. In some cases the images were further used for an augmented reality wall located at Wythenshawe Library. A final celebration held at Wythenshawe Forum featured performances and an exhibition of the artwork created (video to follow).
A large painting of Wythenshawe Hall was created to be finished on the day of the Wythensahawe Games, outside the hall by the youth project leaders.
OUR LADY’S PRIMARY AEROSOL ART WORKSHOPS 2015
Another group of children from the school took part in a 5 week workshop using aerosols to create up to 3 canvases each over the five, hour long workshops. Some of the group had participated before so there is a difference in individual skill levels but overall the group were excellent. See for yourself!
BLING YOUR BINS 2015
Trafford Housing Trust, Trafford Council and in one case Home Estate Agents commissioned JME-DZYNZ to “bling” residents bins with numbers and designs. Seven events were held in total across Trafford. (Sale Moor, Flixton, Urmston, Old Trafford, Stretford & Broadheath)
SALE MOOR STREET ART PROJECT 2015
Young people in Sale Moor were invited to a 10 week street art workshop early in 2015. Funded by the locally led Sale Moor Youth Bank, eight young people came along each week to learn about the culture and history of street art and then create their own pieces on canvas and on the walls in the yard of the Sale Moor Community Learning Centre. In the first few weeks the group designed their pieces and had a try at using aerosols, learning techniques along the way.
Once they felt confident enough we then went to work on the walls and canvases.
OUR LADY’S PRIMARY WORKSHOPS 2014
The school wanted an after school club that gave children the chance to create art and learn the process from idea to finished canvas. Over five weeks in one hour workshops the children created 2-3 pieces after an instruction workshop and an ideas workshop. We also created a new school sign!
SALE WEST YOUTH CENTRE PROJECT 2014
In 2014 Trafford Youth Service commissioned a 6 week project to create designs to cover the old and dated boards that were hung in Sale West Youth Centre. Local young people helped to design and paint the boards using a mixture of aerosols and markers. In total 10 boards were created to hang around the centre reflecting the activities that took place there at the time. Some really fantastic young people took part and it such a shame to see the Youth Centre no longer used to its capacity.
TRAFFORD YOUTH SERVICE VAN WRAP PROJECT 2014
Trafford Youth Service commissioned a short project to decorate a minibus reflecting the diversity of interests of young people locally. The bus was in use without markings and was treated with suspicion by many young people. The intention was to make it more youth-friendly and obvious to onlookers that it wasn’t anything dodgy! Over a four week period young people came to workshops at the Sale Moor Community Learning Centre, Sale West Youth Centre and using an online template helped to come up with ideas and themes for the design. The final results are below.
Images created by young people at two JME-DZYNZ Graphic Design & Logo Workshops held at the People’s History Museum, March 2012.
A whole host of different workshops were held to form the voice of the Revo-youth-tion! Some of the highlights are featured below from the Graphic Design workshop using Apple Macs and Photoshop. Each workshop was two hours long and participants were grouped into activity slots of half an hour each.
And some of the Logo Making Workshop highlights.
Starting the Revo-Youth-tion. An event organised by young people, for young people to have their say about the Manchester Youth Council and more! You can follow the Revo-youth-tion and how it’s coming along on Facebook and Twitter.
SHOOT FOR THE MOON 2011, Aerosol, Markers, Vinyl on Wood (8ft x 12ft at widest)
CITC commissioned a Soccer AM style glory hole game on a tight budget. The contraption had to be stable, foldable for storage and portable enough to be carried. Shooting through the Blue Moon and set inside the stadium with stencils of the players looking down, my kids loved it while we had it! It was first used on a Sport Relief event before a game but wasn’t set up correctly so needed a repair.
Aerosol, Marker, Vinyl on 22mm board, 8ft high x 10ft wide at widest points
OLDHAM VOLUNTARY GROUPS, COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT WORKSHOPS 2011
A one day workshop delivered to community groups and leaders at the Honeywell Centre in Oldham. Focusing on using neighbourhood statistics, creating surveys and assessments, analysing the data collected and how to use assessments as a development tool for community organisations. A selection of slides from the presentation are available below. This workshop method has also been used with communities in Sale Moor and in Partington as part of the City Region Pilot.
INTENSE CITY PROJECT @ LOSTOCK HIGH SCHOOL 2011
This project focused on creating a magazine based on issues important to the young people in the school. Mainly Year 10’s & 11’s. Brink Productions SK did the design layout for the magazine and supported the workshops. The JME DZYNZ led workshops created the Lostock Life Mural, the canvases on substance misuse and teenage pregnancy and the comic book at the end called “The Stranger”.
You can download the whole Intense City Project magazine by clicking here.
FLIXTON GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SUBSTANCE MISUSE PROJECT 2011
Brink Productions commissioned a substance misuse workshop at Flixton Girls. Working with the year 10’s we created peer to peer pamphlets using a JME DZYNZ content making Word template for pamphlets and also created canvases highlighting attitudes and opinions to substance misuse. The young women could use the pamphlets with their friends and the canvases created were compiled into a poster that was used in the school.
An example of one of the peer-peer pamphlets and the final Substance Misuse poster.
CITC SANTA STROLL 2010
An open workshop held at the Etihad Stadium (then City Of Manchester Stadium) for the City In The Community 2010 Santa Stroll. In this circumstance we used our extensive collection of stencils based on the club and players to attract donations for the charitable causes of the event. Participants could make a unique City themed canvas to take home with them for a donation.
A T-Shirt was also decorated with one of our stencil crests, signed by some of ex-players present. If I remember correctly it was Alex Williams, Mike Summerbee, Rodney Marsh and one other that escapes me for now! Can’t work out the signature either.
CITC STREET FURNITURE 2010
City In the Community requested some “city” styled street furniture to use at events in the community as obstacles and targets.
They were done on a particularly cold day, initially for an event at Spinnigfields in Manchester City Centre.
Aerosols and Markers on Steel
CITC EVENTS 2010
During 2010 CITC requested a number of events at parks in Manchester to complement the sports activities they hosted and another workshop inside the stadium. The first set of pictures is a collection of paintings completed at an open workshop in a park in Crumpsall.
This set of pictures is from a CITC workshop in Moston.
The final set of pictures comes from a graffiti workshop using pens and markers inside the stadium. Over 80 people took part and produced their own design to take away. Most had come for the sports activities on offer but the workshop went down very well.
CITC HALLOWEEN ART WORKSHOP 2009
City In the Community held an activities day inside the stadium on Halloweeen and asked for a workshop on the theme. With large tables out inside the Etihad Stadium we concentrated on creating spooky paintings on small canvases. Around 50 children and young people took part over the event.
ULTRADOG BANNER 2008
The Ultradog banner was produced on a black gauze to be used at Club Paradiso in Amsterdam and other nights. The club night came from the Megadog nights if my memory serves me. The banner was painted to work under uv lights so the pictures aren’t really showing it up unfortunately.
Aerosol (UV) on Gauze, 12ft x 12ft
MVITA BANNER 2008
Manchester Vibes In the Area is one of Manchester’s legendary sound systems hosting some of the best nights in the 80’s & 90’s and still going strong. One of the members asked me to create a banner for use at an upcoming event.
Aerosol & Markers on Vinyl, 10ft x 2ft
LOSTOCK T-SHIRT DESIGNS 2007
A group of young men from Lostock wanted to start a clothes and t-shirt design business through a youth project. Over three weeks they were supported to come up with a design that would get them off the ground and selling. The design process was facilitated during the workshops with the youth group then supporting them to set up their business. The main motif became a “hoodie” with different combinations of text underneath.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS NETWORK FORUM (VCNF) AWARDS 2007
Voluntary Community Action Trafford were hosting a VCNF awards ceremony and needed an award, a logo and celebration magazine to promote the event. After much discussion we settled on the “V” for volunteer as a main motif using it for the awards and the design of the magazine. The 17 awards I cast at World Of Glass in St. Helens using a steel mould fabricated at Chum Engineering in Trafford Park
There is also a video for this award where all the participants are interviewed. While I didn’t film it, I did do the final cut and add the graphics. I will try to locate it and the permissions to use it.
OAK ROAD WINDOW BOARDS 2007
Partington Housing Association were suffering vandalism and damage to a row of empty properties on Oak Road. Working with the local Family Centre and a group of young people a series of window boards were created to brighten and personalise the area. The project also tried to involve as many of the likely pepetrators of the damage etc as possible as a way to encourage ownership and care of the space. My understanding is that damage more or less stopped overnight although I think they eventually had steel shutters over them a couple of years later.