The children of St James's entered a competition to design the decoration for their schools own panda that will be part of an exhibition in Greater Manchester over the Summer. A small selection of designs were chosen for me to work with and the school asked for the inclusion of a repeated scallop shell linking to St James and the use of the school colours.
After some consideration the design of a mosaic pattern (see below) was chosen and worked perfectly with the scallop shells.
Pupils mosaic design using the school colours
Addition of St James's scallop shell
I ran a series of four workshops for year 8's starting with the composition. The children were given templates of the various sized shells to help them plan out the design before drawing the mosaic free hand inbetween the shells and then finally they got to paint their panda James.
Work in progress