Building on the last 23 years of school focussed workshops and embracing the "five creative habits of mind" alongside our pedagogical approach to education, Hushland Creative are committed to providing innovative, creative and interactive workshops that enable, educate and inspire.
Socially Engaged artist Bill Taylor-Beales works as a solo artist as well as alongside other independent and highly skilled practitioners as the project demands. All the artists have been trained via the Arts Council of Wales - Lead Creative Schools Scheme.
Through their creative skills, they supported the children in the development of this project as time went on. This allowed the project to be led and developed by the interests of the children. At all times throughout the project, staff were part of the discussion, direction of the project and equal partners in development of the project.
Feedback from staff, children and parents was incredibly positive and supportive of the project. Staff were invigorated and enthused by the project and outcomes for children improved in attendance, engagement and oracy skills.
As a school, we are incredibly proud to have been selected to have our work, created with Bill and Mandy, installed in the Tate Modern. Giving the children the opportunity to visit the Tate was an incredible experience and also a career highlight for the staff involved.
Angela Heald - Headteacher - St Joseph's Cathedral Primary School
Hushland Creative schools
Visual Art- Sculpture - Film - Music - Creative Writing
TATE installation - 2018
Journey - ACW Project with pupils from St Josephs Primary School - Swansea
Artists: Mandy Lane (Sculptor - Hand Moulds and casting) - https://mandylanesculpture.wordpress.com
Bill Taylor-Beales (Line drawing and Video) - https://www.hushlandcreative.com/bill
We have both ready to run programs as well as our bespoke service to design the creative engagement package your school is looking for.
Previous projects include:
Library Make Overs - Large Scale Murals - Transition School Anthems - Music Videos - Large Scale Interactive Land Art - Intergenerational & Community Art
"Working with Bill has been a great experience for both the pupils and myself.
He is an experienced practitioner who is very approachable and flexible. He is understanding and has developed great relationships with the pupils through his engaging activities. Highly recommended!"
Leanne Hale-Lewis - Teacher - St Margarets Primary School.