Bespoke Projects: Outdoor or Permanent Installations

Bespoke Projects: Outdoor or Permanent Installations

Daisi artists have extensive experience of working with schools to create permanent displays in and outside the building.  Such installations enable the school community to create something together, and to communicate the unique identify of the school through a welcome message, sense of peace or representation of the school values. 

Outdoor or permanent displays come with a specific set of considerations.  As well as engaging students across the age range, they require durable materials, careful installation and sufficient planning time.   

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Case Study: Commemorative Mosaic

Denbury Primary School were looking to create a mosaic to celebrate the 700th anniversary of their local church.  Daisi artist Monica-Shanta worked with a small group of children to visit the church and develop ideas and

designs. Following approval from school and church, she returned to the school to build the mosaic. Working with small groups across two days, 98 children from KS1 and KS2 took part in the project, which was finished and installed a short while later.  The project cost £1200 and, as a Teignbridge School was supported by a grant from The Helen Foundation as well as funds raised by the village through the Denbury May Fayre.

“It was such a pleasure to contribute to celebrating such an amazing achievement. I hope our mosaic will be there in 700 years time!” Artist, Monica-Shanta 

Case Study: Garden Sculpture

“We would like to create a collaborative piece for our new spiritual garden … inspired in part by a beach clean, undertaken by one of the classes … “

From this starting point, Daisi worked with Landscove Primary School to build a tree from recycled materials. Together, Daisi, artist Peter Margerum and teachers were able to come up with a plan

that addressed the school’s budget and needs. Over two days, our artist worked with 98 school children from EYFS to Year 6 to create the elements before working with a group of parents to install the finished result.  The project cost £1011 and was paid for with support from the school’s PTFA. 

This was an excellent project which resulted in an amazing sculpture. Thank you Peter!” Anna Neville, Teacher at Landscove Primary School 

Case Study: Murals of School Values

Daisi artist James Hedge worked with two Year 6 classes at Westcliff Primary School to develop six murals which represented the school values.  He visited the classes ahead of the workshop days to support them in planning their designs, and then returned for two days of

intense collaboration and creativity to create the murals with the students. Each painting was 50cm x 50cm and the project cost £1050.  As a Teignbridge school, the project was able to access a grant from The Helen Foundation. 

“It has allowed the children to develop their collaboration and teamwork skills, as well as extending their understanding of paint processes alongside a talented expert.” Teacher at Westcliff Primary School 

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“I learnt that your imagination can turn something into anything. I even learnt how to use tools! I had a lovely time”

Alex, Primary School pupil