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Elvin Crafts | Schools Work

Schools work

I have delivered many art and craft projects in schools in the last 15 years after leaving full time teaching.

My work is based around raising awareness of environmental issues and celebrating the beauty and diversity of nature.

I have created a number of wooden sound walks for schools where children can explore sounds, how they are made and work on the science of sound.

We have created many living willow sculptures including tunnels and domes, these are best done during the spring when the willow is just beginning to grow but need to be planned in the autumn so that the willow is available for planting. 

Please contact Helen well in advance of you would like to weave a living willow sculpture in your grounds.

I design and paint murals for schools based on the children’s own pictures and ideas, the children are fully involved in the design and painting stages of the work. Themes for the work are the schools choice but I do like to do environmental themes and will discuss issues these raise as we run the project.

Recent mural projects include :

  • Netherton School Maryport- 4 murals , 4 year groups,  4 themes
  • Arlecdon Primary – jungle and school sports
  • Montreal primary – woodland wildlife in the style of Franz Marc
  • Millom – local wildlife
  • Ulverston – local history

Other grounds development ideas include outdoor seating – log benches and hazel stick seats , trails and wooden sculptures. 

Forest Schools is designed to help children develop an understanding of the environment around them and to use the woodland environment to explore both the world around them and their own skills and personal development.

A programme of activities is designed around the children’s need and the outdoor area we work in. 

Please contact Helen to discuss in more detail your ideas and needs for your school.