November 10, 2017

THF Big draw1Bishopsteignton School was the venue for this year’s national Big Draw project organised by TAAG – the Teignmouth Arts Action Group.  With funding from The Helen Foundation, 60 children worked with Claire Evans from Small World Animations.  Claire says:
“The project went very well, and I’m very pleased with the outcome. The school staff and children were lovely to work with. The films are based on an animation called ‘Big Bang, Big Boom’ by Blu. Drawing our inspiration from Italian street artist and animator Blu, the project explored making a large-scale animation in both two and three dimensions, using this year’s Big Draw theme Living Lines

The children said:
“I really liked the project.  My favourite part was making the animals. I shared the animal with my friend Iris and together we made two amazing animals called Squidgy and Higgy.  We had fun naming the type of animals we called the amazing Squidgyhog! Thanks to The Helen Foundation, we could take part.”

“I drew jellyfish.  I liked it because I like art. My favourite bit was pressing the buttons on the camera.”
“I really enjoyed making the animation and having to move the creatures really slowly.  Thank you to The Helen Foundation.”

Local organiser of The Big Draw, artist Rachael Bennett, wrote afterwards:
“I am writing to thank THF for its sponsorship of the Bishopsteignton School project. The children’s workshops  were really fun, with little tots to adults learning and enjoying. All good stuff!. So a big thumbs up for brave, experimental, inclusive and enlightening art and a big part is thanks to the Helen Foundation. Thank you.”

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