Taunton Live Primary Art Workshops 2018…

Incredibly busy, productive day yesterday working on final outcomes at Oake, Bradford & Nynehead Primary yesterday. All children in the school have explored our theme, “When worlds Collide”. From Y1 – Y6, the children have looked, talked, explored, developed drawing skills and an understanding of materials and media…they have combined Lego characters with plants, fruit, […]

Outside in…

Work had begun on the three 8×4 foot panels to enhance the outside space at The Rectory – a very special care home catering in a unique way for dementia sufferers, however it was not destined to be completed during the winter months! Cold and dampness put paid to the previous rapid progress, but not […]

Busylizzie Art bringing fun to an outside space…

Work began in earnest on the 8×4 panels of cemflex board which will cover this bland brick wall and create an exciting and colourful view for the residents of ‘The Rectory’ Care Home in Taunton. Artist Liz, of Busylizzie Art has designed a huge mural to fill the space, consisting of a large tree in […]

Art for arts sake…

Busylizzie Art has gone back to class – Friday art class at CiCCiC Taunton to be precise! What a pleasure it is to explore objects and materials from a different perspective than usual.  Who knew bubble wrap would capture the imagination in such a way… Circles inspired further choices of  objects to look closely at […]

Taunton Live 2017 Schools’ Art

Looking back to July 12th-31st and a truly amazing exhibition of  exciting, vibrant Primary School Art interpreting  the theme of identity; Who am I? What do I like doing? What is important to me? So many questions with so many and varied responses – imprinted in clay, printed on fabric, t-shirts, kites, woven into wall-hangings […]

Does Taunton want another Taunton Live Performing and Creative Arts Festival?

The few days immediately following any large event feels flat for the organisers, as the energy expended during the preparation and staging of it begins to be noticed…and the aftermath of Taunton Live 2017 Arts Festival was no different for Jenny or Liz, its co-organisers. Then, when a week or so has passed, it begins […]

Taunton Live 2017 Primary Schools’ Projects…

Taunton Live 2017 Primary Schools’ Projects meeting took place on March 21st and was attended by teacher representatives of 6 local primary schools. A reminder of Taunton Live 2016 and the Amazing Sock Extravaganza was part of the presentation which drew in the teachers to begin thinking about ‘Blowing in the Wind’… The Primary Projects […]

Exploring through drawing…

Busylizzie was invited to present a day of art skills training at Combe St.Nicholas Primary School immediately after autumn half-term, to help inspire teachers towards their Christmas art activities. The head teacher of this church school had suggested “Angels” and wishing to avoid the ‘paper doily everyone identical’ collage, I began to think around the […]

Taunton Live Sock Extravaganza Exhibition is ready to go…

Workshops by me, Liz, of Busylizzie Art and Go Create Taunton, have taken over 600 children in ten Primary Schools,  on creative journeys under the umbrella theme of “Socks” between May 23rd and June 24th, 2016… Unconvinced, when the idea was first mooted by Chris Dart of CiCCiC, I sat down to doodle my first […]

Woodland wildlife beginning to inhabit KS1 entrance foyer…

Busylizzie Art has been commissioned to breathe some sense of wonder and excitement into the KS1 foyer at Combe St Nicholas Primary School, by painting huge woodland wildlife wall-art from floor to ceiling! After preliminary sketches, work began on the researching of suitable ‘characters’ for the scene. It needed to have Badger, Fox, Squirrel, Owl […]