Murals and Community Art Projects from Planetmaz are projects designed and tailored to local community groups.
Through clever and fun creative workshops groups of people can be given the tools and techniques to create an impressive piece of artwork regardless of artistic ability.
Art has an impact, not only can it brighten up a place, it can completely transform a neighbourhood, reduce crime and make places safer to live- simply from making somewhere look nice. It empowers people, grows confidence and is an excellent tool to engage the public. Around the world the value of community art projects are being recognsied as more cities and towns see the power and potential of decorating the streets.
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Working in Partnership with Young Gloucestershire, The Prince's Trust, Gloucester City Council and Gloucester City Community Partnerships- Planetmaz was a Team Leader for a group of young volunteers on the National Citizen Service programme.
This community project was a 70ft mural in the city centre of Gloucester, where previously the hoardings had been tagged and vandalised.
The team were taught a simple way to approach designing and went out and researched the highlights of the city, along with speaking to people in the community about what they would like to see as a piece of art in Gloucester.
The group were then taught fun creative skills through a variety of workshops giving them the skills to create the piece. This involved using a projector to make stencils of the iconic sights, followed by stencils of the young people themselves. Their sillhouettes were then transfered to the mural site and represent the young people of Gloucester.
Together the team produced an incredible piece of art that got lots of attention from the local community and press- please read some of the fantastic feedback comments displayed below the gallery.
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Extracts from just some of the many emails sent to Gloucester City Council about the new mural in the city centre.
Great piece of work. Great project. Great group of young people. Well done all.
- Chief Constable, Gloucestershire Police
What stunning, colourful piece of work-
far greater presence than some of the other artwork we have
– John T, City Centre
Pass the site every day and have watched this project grow – what happy looking bunch of youngsters (and adults!)
– Sue J, Cinderford
What a fabulous piece of work, please pass my congratulations onto the team
– EleV, City Centre
At last a bright spot amongst the dull building sites and hoardings
– Elaine, Cheltenham
Walking through the Docks and Quays thinking it all looked very stark, then we came upon the artwork. Done by young folk I was told – fabulous.
McCallister Family, Buffalo, USA
The first of many such projects I hope – young people, bright colours and well executed – more and more please.
What’s all this this about young people being trouble? Not this bunch – fab work – can we hire them to brighten up the rest of the place.
Alan, City Centre
The cathedral is really excellent, I nearly drove off the road – well done guys and good luck in the future.
Since the work started I have tried to walk past it every day and I have not been disappointed, always something new to look at. To whoever thought of the idea and carried out the work be very proud, I am!
Dann, Barton Street
Great stuff! Where next? Greyfrairs would be good! You young people should be very proud as in one sweep you have brightened up this part of the City.
Fantastic piece of work – bright and lively, like the young people who painted it from what I saw.
Comissioned by Worcester County Council, this mural project was designed for pupils at St. Andrew's First School in Evesham. The artist's brief was to create "a scene of celebration" for an artwork to be displayed local Library and Registry Office in the town centre.
Each pupil was given a stencil of a sillouette to decorate. We explored pattern making, looking at different patterns from around the world and everyone got to experiment with paint & stamps to create their bright and colourful designs.
Everyone in years 4 & 5 got to contribute and all their art was then collaged together and varnished to make the final piece. The art transformed the corridors at the Registry Office!
"This is a great project which allows the arts to work with our registration office and library services. To get an artist of the calibre of Maria to work on this was fantastic and a real inspiration for the young children."
-Steve Wilson, Worcestershire County Arts Officer
"Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed working with a professional artist and were able to make unique, individual contributions to this collaborative art mural under Maria’s guidance. The finished display looks stunning, celebrates Community and will be enjoyed by many visitors to the Library and Registry Office for years to come.”
-David Coaché, Headteacher - St Andrew’s CE First School, Evesham: