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The See You Outside project provided opportunities for the young people who participated to directly experience and be inspired by the natural world.

The artwork that resulted was highly varied and exciting, as  you can see from the pictures below:

haiku-book-drawingHaiku poem book, pen and wash on archival manila cover paper, Titus Salt school.


Haiku poem book, digital photography, Titus Salt School.


On-site painting, Buck Wood, Titus Salt school.


On-site painting and collage, Buck Wood, Titus Salt school.


Drypoint print by a student from Titus Salt school,  made outdoors in Colour Out Of Space’s mobile, open air studio, with a portable etching press.


Giant concertina book of leaf drawings by children from Idle primary school.


Tiny Conker books by year 1 children from Idle primary school.


Sketchbooks made in the classroom and used for on-site drawing and painting at Ogden Water Reservoir by children from Brackenhill primary school.


Blue and white pattern paper plates by children from Idle primary school, based on a fragment of an alphabet plate found in the ruins of Buck Wood Open Air School.


Cyanotype photogram made with foliage and flowers collected in Buck Wood.


Reportage writing by Year 2 children from Idle primary school, describing their site-visit to Buck Wood.


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We have had a very busy two weeks preparing for our Project Celebration Event, which took place on Friday 11th July at Impressions Gallery Studio in central Bradford. This is what our invitation looked like:


And this is a photo taken in the Gallery on the day:


The celebration exhibition was a great success with children and young people from Brackenhill and Salt schools meeting up for the very first time. Sadly, no one from Idle school came to the gallery, perhaps they were put off by the dreadful rain and chilly weather conditions.
All the artwork looked fantastic in the big white spaces of the gallery studio, although it was a challenge not being allowed to fix work to the walls. Its amazing what you can achieve with foamboard and concertina books!
We were very pleased that some parents, friends and relatives were able to attend as well as people from Friends of Buck Wood. Everyone was impressed by what the children had achieved during the project.

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We like to be sure our art workshops are providing great opportunities for learning new skills and for enjoying the outdoors. So at the end of every session we ask those taking part to tell us what is good and to say if there are any problems. Here is a sample of the feedback produced by the Salt Grammar group.



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We can’t get enough of these beautiful drypoint prints by the young people from Salt Grammar School.
None of the pupils had used an Intaglio process beforehand, and so it is a great achievement to create such accomplished artworks in such a short time and in an open air classroom as well!.


Erica and Shannon’s work conveys the spirit of the sparkling and leafy undergrowth beneath the canopy of trees.


Claire and Lydia have both chosen to focus attention on the wonderful bluebells that carpet the woodland during May.

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Some more wonderful drypoint prints made en plein air on the site of Buck Wood Open Air School:


Adil has captured the different textures of vegetation, bark and pathways within Buck Wood.


Imogen and Laura have observed the growth patterns of trees and the outburst of new leaves in the Spring woodland.

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Here are just a few of the fabulous Drypoint Prints made in our Open Air Studio, revealed in all their Viridian glory.

Jodie and Kiara's prints

Jodie has done well to use so many different and expressive marks in her image.  Kiara’s big leaf has a beautiful simplicity of line.

Vanessa and Connor's prints

Vanessa has very carefully observed the bark on this tree, whilst Connor has depicted the ghostly image of the old school beneath the present day vegetation.

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During our open air printmaking day at Buck Wood we were concentrating so intently on making the prints we didn’t get much chance to take photos, but we did take some that seem to capture the spirit of the day and hopefully give a feel of what its like to make prints en plein air.

Mobile Print Studio

Here is our Gazebo Studio (now known as The Mayfly) in action on the site of the old Open Air School!

Bradford Noth Area Committee has kindly provided funding from the Community Chest for our gazebo and other wet weather equipment, so a big Thank You to them.

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