Hub Manager and Lead Artist, Charlotte Tupper, talks about how Creative Homes artists empower families and children to grow independence around everyday tasks at home. We’re at Ira Court, an L&Q estate in Lambeth, and we can hear children’s voices behind the door, we knock and Nicole, the mum, opens it. “Come in” she says […]
Building a richer environment where children can play, learn and grow. Lead Artist and Hub Manager, Helen Maier talks about the challenges of being a Creative Homes artist: “Children keep you on your toes – one minute you are building a den, the next it’s on its side turning into train tracks”. It’s a dark […]
Lead Creative Homes artist, Holly Dabbs, tells the story of how our hub sessions at L&Q’s Ira Court helped turn a nondescript stairwell into a ‘Magnificent World’. It’s a wet and windy first day to the project and we can’t get in the building, a five floor block of flats in South London I am […]
To celebrate the end of our two months at L&Q’s Ira Court we invited families for a festive celebration at Hitherfields Children’s Centre around the corner. There was lots of troll rolling and stomping, wand making and a delicious bring and share picnic to finish. In the afternoon we made finishing touches to our “Magnificent […]
Our wall mural in the Ira Court stairwell continues to grow. This week we made a solar eclipse and lots of monsters!
Holly Dabbs, on running her first Creative Homes hub group play session as Lead Artist at Ira Court. I arrive early at the Hub venue it’s a really light, airy and clean space in the middle of a beautiful park. We set up our firework inspired craft activity using wax crayons on a canvas and […]
We’ve kicked off our hub to home project at L&Q’s Ira Court by making a mural in the tower block stairwell! Creating Making a mural of the local neighbourhood. We cut out lots of colourful shapes for our mural design. 2. Sticking Getting a helping hand to glue on those tricky shapes! […]