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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:07 pm 
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Hi all,

I am currently renovating our primary school's garden. I have managed to obtain some pallets which were painted and are being used as shelves for container vegetables. It is all pretty much a container garden.

The wall (15ft x 5ft) needs to be painted but local artists have quoted prices well out of reach of my budget. Can anyone offer some suggestions of what I can paint on the wall, in terms of design/colour? Perhaps something that the children can help to paint. We are thinking something artistic and bright which will stand out as the garden is beside a popular path.

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Can't you speak to the local authority re: funding? My local council have a creative minds team within the education sector and they would typically help with a. Ideas, b. Funding & c. Sourcing artist. Could you speak to local companies about getting involved?


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havent got a clue :lol:
but maybe an offical canvas for local youths/grafitti artists every late winter/early spring :dunno:
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Is there a local art college which might be interested in the project?

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Also for ideas just look at google images....'school murals'


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You could think about hand print murals along the wall, that way all the children can get involved as there are lots of plant based designs on the web.
The only thing you will need expert advice about is the type of paint to use that is child friendly and durable enough for a outside wall.

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Seeing as it's a garden painting flowers , trees and vegetables would seem a good idea. Google a few images and there must be someone at the school who could pencil in a few outlines for the kids to paint to.


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I would seek out graffiti artists to do a job. I am sure that if they could follow a theme they would appreciate the chance to show off their artistic skills and it would be free. You never know Banksy might do it :lol:

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I would seek out graffiti artists to do a job. I am sure that if they could follow a theme they would appreciate the chance to show off their artistic skills and it would be free. You never know Banksy might do it :lol:

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Now wouldn't that be something!! :huray:

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Hi,

I too thought graffiti but let the kids do it as a teaching lesson that they must only do it on dedicated walls and not all around their neighbourhood?

Good luck it sounds like a worthwhile project. :thumbleft:

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My thoughts are that the wall be decorated with a Garden theme. Surely there is a person among the teachers with an artistic flair?
Even if you don't get a volunteer, you obviously have enough interest to bother posting on here. So with that in mind I feel you yourself would be ideal to lead what I have in mind.
And that is for you to give the whole wall a coat or two of while acryic, then outline the intended mural in black felt-tip!
Using every bit of your imagination and starting at one end you would define the soil line (slightly wavy line starting and finishing about 6ft from each end)
The draw in the blobby shapes at each end which will become the shrubs!
On the 'Soil' draw in rows of different vegetables (or flowers if you prefer)
Above the soil line, can become the sky!
Then perhaps chuck in some birds or an animal!
Once you have the shapes in, get the kids to paint them.
Using acrylic paints you dictate the colours to the kids and allocate an item to each child as they finish the previous one!
One good item (which I forgot above) are a few sunflowers.
The ideal paints are the cheap tubs of school acrylic.
You can do it!

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