Places and Dreams Bench Design and Workshop Project - Luton Borough Council 2021

I was delighted to create an illustrated design for one of these fabulous star shaped benches, installed in parks throughout Luton. In collaboration with Flying Start and the Talking Takes Off initiative, I worked with the children in a series of online workshops to create artwork about their hopes and dreams following the covid lockdowns.  I was able to turn the children's own artwork and ideas into a colourful bench design which I painted in situ. A wonderful and enjoyable project.

Final bench - The children went on an imaginary journey through space and in a hot air balloon.

Side detail showing the children's ideas - "We have a party with my dinosaur and strawberry cake"

Side detail showing the children's ideas- "My T-Rex drank water at the park"