Education and Workshops
river bed
river bed
spontaneous play when the water flows
Water Works
Water Works
New water pump with trays and water wall
Timber zone
Timber zone
loose logs with view down new river bed with bridge and pump
Home corner
Home corner
relocated drums, reconfigured house with planters to fit awkward corner
Mud kitchen
Mud kitchen
Herb planters and water play
Herb planters and water play
bespoke design, allows for reconfiguring pipe drums, planters for scented planting and changes of level
Sketch Axo
Sketch Axo
sketch to explain and discuss
Junior Climber
Junior Climber
Incorporated undercroft, deck for use as stage
Bespoke Climber
Bespoke Climber
creating multiple levels, hammock to hang out on, wide slides and net access
Pergola
Pergola
creating shade for the infant playground
Infant Playground
Infant Playground
designing out the sharp corners with extened chunky log edging and planting
Climber, stage, storage with bug wall
Climber, stage, storage with bug wall
maximising play space with multiple levels, access route over roof and horizontals for bug wall
Resin insets
Resin insets
Dry river bed with farm inspired resin insets into timber walls
Cast plaque
Cast plaque
with river bed and farm insets and animal imprint
Tactile jewel inset on climbing structure
Tactile jewel inset on climbing structure
Cast footprints
Cast footprints
Artist Sally Barker, casts goat footprints along the edge of the dry river bed.
Urban Farm Gates
Urban Farm Gates
Designs from workshop at farm based on their animals and local plants
Park Gates
Park Gates
laser cut repeat leaf patterns - by Heather Burrell
Metal casts with frame for bug trail
Metal casts with frame for bug trail
Design from collage relief, following a morning bug hunting and sketching and an afternoon of collage.
Acacia Playpark new gates
Acacia Playpark new gates
artwork from Tom Hood Secondary School
Ken discussing his work
Ken discussing his work
charcoal sketches
Local resident, Margaret sketching
Local resident, Margaret sketching
Leaf shapes cut from Margaret's drawings
Leaf shapes cut from Margaret's drawings
Laser cut and shaped leaves ready for gate assembly. Designs from drawing workshop.
Screen under construction
Screen under construction
using Ken's artwork
Installation of screen
Installation of screen
Wally  drawing his gate ideas.
Wally drawing his gate ideas.
Setting out design for new gate
Setting out design for new gate
Wally's shapes are used in the centre cirlce, Margaret's leaves and stems on the main area..
Screen to entrance square
Screen to entrance square
Back drop to the square, inscribed with box headed limes.
Newly installed gates
Newly installed gates
..with Margaret checking out how we used her art work.
Abbots park new entrance square
Abbots park new entrance square
Entrance Square
Entrance Square
Newly dressed paving with circle of clouds inscribed in ground.
Workshop Brooks Farm
Workshop Brooks Farm
Imprinting in clay
Workshop at Brooks Farm
Workshop at Brooks Farm
final design, bugs that live on the ground
Creating moulds for casting plaques
Creating moulds for casting plaques
Laying plaques around tree pit
Laying plaques around tree pit

Mayflower Primary School - early years playground: integrating the play areas, creating opportunites for outdoor play and bringing water play in to the mix.

Akiva Primary School: creative play opportunities and space for outside learning. Existing play boat and train were given a setting with the jetty, plimsoll line, scales and loose play bark pit. The train pulled up at a station, the tunnel a shaded seating spot.  

Art integrated into public par: our rural idyll in the city, Sketltons Lane Park is adjacent to Brooks Farm. We imagined climbing trees and overlooking the river on a summer's day whilst animals wandered down the river's  edge, overlooked by cattle grazing in the newly  raised paddock. Our reality, a dry river bed with a series of animal footprints along the edge  and resins casts with farmyard animals.

Wild life casts: armed with magnifying glasses and bug boxes we went with a year 5 class on a bug hunt, sketching in charcoal along the way.


Back in class we used our sketches to create layered collages which were then turned into metal plaques to create a trail around the new playground  on the local housing estate.

Gates at Acacia Play park: we  set up the project to link with the local secondary school's art department. Students worked on their ideas for the entrance gates and we selected a wide range of ideas and styles. The artist/blacksmith Chris Campbell completed the design, built and installed the gates.



Workshop - Gate Design and Screen: aware that our workshops primarily involved children and maybe their parents we thought we'd have a change and approached a local sheltered housing project. In the comfort of the communal lounge our enthusiastic artists, including Ken a former student at The Slade,  enjoyed sketching and drawing.


Selected drawings were assembled for the artist blacksmith, Heather Burrell to design and build the new park gates and a back panel for the new entrance square.


Workshop - Paving Design: we ran a series of  workshops with artist Sally Barker at the city farm near Abbotts Park.


We were creating special plaques to inset into the ground of the new deisgn. Tying in with our reference to the medieval monastery concept  our paving featured earth, wind and sky.