This year’s Art and Photography students are being asked to carry out a YARN BOMBING project during the summer holidays. Every year we run a summer project as a way of allowing students to explore and learn new skills which can improve their school work as well as inspire others. This year the project will be going out into the local community and hopefully cause an immensely positive response from our neighbours. The school has asked if our feeder schools would like to also participate in order to make this a united creative project.
The students are being asked to produce their own YARN BOMBING piece and to document their initial idea designs, through to the carrying out of the task and then the final presented piece.
YARN BOMING can also be known as guerrilla knitting or, urban knitting. The technique of Yarn bombing allows an artist to explore their love of colour and pattern but with a medium of wool, string or any fibers and developing skills such as crochet, weaving and knitting.
Artists simply decorate objects in their medium to change the objects original colour, texture and the viewer’s perception of it functionality. Artists have "bombed" such items as tree, cycles, lampposts, tanks, bridges and even a whole bus.