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It is a privilege to inspire and enthuse young people to think creatively.  To help them understand that great ideas can grow from being simply curious about a subject, being chaotic, working intuitively and finding out by accident.  There are no rules when it comes to forming ideas.

I have had the opportunity to work on textile projects with Primary 7 pupils in schools around Glasgow and found the experience fulfilling.

Projects I have worked on are:
• ‘WordPlay’ – A giant fabric crossword hanging.
• ‘Kiltwrap’ – Individual hand painted textile design kilts.
• ‘The Commonwealth Dice Game’ – Brightly coloured large fabric die.
• ‘The Glasgow Union Commonwealth Hanging’, ‘The Confidence Trick’ and ‘Hope and Dreams’.

Working in group situations on a set brief, we begin by drawing and exploring the theme, loosening up the thought process and widening the imagination. Working with proportion, colour, simple arithmetic, different materials and sewing skills, the pupils consider and solve the dilemmas set by the brief.

They must also consider how to communicate ideas, listen to others, make joint decisions and agree on a consensus for moving the work forward. Upon completion of the artwork, whether it is one of joint effort or solo, the sense of achievement is positive and real.

Contact me
If you are interested in any of my work or would like to discuss a commission please get in touch via phone 0141 334 8322, email info@jilliblackwood.com or fill out my online Enquiry Form.

Teaching from Jilli Blackwood
Teaching from Jilli Blackwood