Fence Art – The Creativity Continues

18 December 2010 · 4 comments

in Art & Music Outdoors, Give your ugly fence a makeover

Inverallochy School on the NE tip of Scotland has ended 2010 in style. They have shown how fences can be used as an art display for words (Doric wordies), for planting, plastic bag murals, weaving projects, dream catchers and much more. Yet when I popped by the school a few days ago, the creativity has continued.

The pre-school children have been decorating unwanted CD ROMs. Weatherproof and glitzy – even in winter.

And here’s a use for old toothbrushes, that I bet you hadn’t thought of…

The textile art continues, with the bead and knitting from one of the older classes. From a distance it looks kinda funky, even in its incomplete stage.

But look at the close-up detail. I used to do this “French knitting” on a “Knitting Nancy” as a child and never made much more than a mug mat. This is quite a collective project!

Right, so what will 2011 bring? At this point, the staff could do with some ideas and suggestions for continuing the fence art. The campaign to Give Ugly Fences a Makeover continues. Any thoughts, please, please, please add them to the comments section and I will pass them on.

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Inspired Montessori December 18, 2010 at 03:41

Fantastic, creative, beautiful!
I follow.


Teacher Tom December 18, 2010 at 16:36

A part of our fence is a masonry wall painted plain white by a landlord who wants it to stay that way. It’s not exactly ugly, but . . . This post makes me want to install some chainlink over that wall so we can turn it into art!


goccediacqua September 13, 2011 at 22:36

Plastic shopping bags actually come in a range of quite beautiful colours, and can be woven into a fence in patterns. It is best to trim and fold them first, for a neater line.


Juliet Robertson September 14, 2011 at 19:10

THanks – you are so right – in fact the previous post about Inverallochy School fence does feature plastic bag artwork. It’s also good in areas of high vandalism as it’s hard to pick out so many bits of plastic.


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