During an end of year show at Aston University, U.K., Grant, one of our charity’s co-founders, met Peter Scott and the rest is history. Now, WoW offer both Art and Design education workshops.
With the support of Peter Scott, IOL (Image of Learning), our charity’s educational activities expanded in 1995 to include educational workshops for schools and at events – and in 2011 the development of our own label publishing house (Little People Books). Thanks Peter!
“I see this as crucial to the development of educational, environmental, moral values within children and central to the aims of World of Water” [Comment at the time from Andy Hare . 1995]
See HERE for our latest workshop
Our workshops cover:
Use of Story,
Publishing Your Voice,
Nature of Water.
Background: Peter & Grant’s studies, skills and project experience include:
Art [Practical] M.A. (University of Central England ) Visual Communication
Education [Theoretical] B.A. (Open University ) Arts & Humanities
Continual Professional Development:
‘Management Development & Team Leadership’ [Beeches College]
‘Computing Software : QuarkXpress; Photoshop’ [Bournville College]
‘Print Making’ [Birmingham Print Workshop]
‘TV / Video Prod Course’ [Birmingham University]
‘Web Design’ [Inst. of Art and Design, University of Central England]
‘TV Prod Course’ [Selly Oak School]
‘Business Funding’ [Birmingham Chamber of Commerce]
‘Business Marketing’ [University of Aston in Birmingham, Small Business Centre]
‘Pottery Course’. [Bournville College]
‘Educational Dance’ [Midland Arts Centre]
‘Digital Publishing: Adobe Illustrator; Freehand’. [Aston ITEC]
‘Team Leadership – Live Wire Business Growth Challenge’ [Aberdovey Outward Bounds Centre]
‘Calligraphy Course’ [Midhurst School]
‘Writing in Education’ [Winterbourne College]
‘Public Speaking and Chairmanship’ [Birmingham School of Speech & Drama]
‘Peter Pan (Set Construction and acting).
Wuthering Heights (Set Design) [Crescent Theatre, Birmingham]
Trained Role Model. Welsh Government’s Dynamo Scheme. (Young Entrepreneurship)
Birmingham City Council: Visualisation of the City Pedestrianisation Scheme,
Design of Educational Visitor Centre in Ireland (Peat Workings)
Designs for School Literature in six languages for Swedish Paper Manufacturer
Digital Imagery adaptations for Ikon Gallery with Matt Fisher and Chris Stirrup
Birmingham: Digital Imaging & Animation Prog. Design, supported by Photopack/ West Midlands Arts
Handsworth: Opportunity to explore numeracy through sound, story, role play, icons, art, movement ; in conjunction with Birmingham Education & Business Partnership
Whitton School: Illuminating and Re-writing their ‘300 years in the making’ during Big Arts Week.
Bordesley Green: Out of School Hours extracurricular Workshops on Survival
Lee Bank: Strengthening Community through documenting & dissemination – Human Facilities Management
Robin Hood School : Self-empowerment – ‘Mind over Mouse’ Part of ‘Teachers and Artists Working Together Scheme’.
Trainer/ Employer for Schools ‘Work Placement Schemes’
YTS Trainer/Employer – design and implementation of an extensive on the job training Scheme in Creative Technical Imaging.
Folio and Career Surgeries for individual Art and Communication degree Students through B.I.G.
IT skill ‘Return to Work’ Training for volunteers from Birmingham Volunteers Bureau
Freelance Storyboarding Pop Videos/ TV Commercials/ Print
1965: Produced First 8 mm Animated Films (one survives in WoW film archive)
1974 – 1999 Teaching 25 years [Year 1 to Year 6] Special Needs E2L Imparting Active Teaching Subject Range: Art; Craft; Science; Health; Literacy & Language; Mathematics; Sport Mentoring 19 to 21 Years.
1974 – 1980 : Aquaculturist to present
1976: Partner: Ginger Man Studios (Arts and Crafts Designers)
1977: Lyricist for S.Wales Rock Group ‘Calix’
1978 to present, Co-founder, Chair and Trustee Reg. Educational Charity ‘World of Water’
1983: Founded ‘Think Tank’. Thinking with action on people’s aims.
1983: Agent for DJ TrevorT and TVRT Recording Studios
1983 to present: Graphic Authoring; Story Boarding; Information Graphics, Illustration; Art; Design; Print; Workshops
1983 Format Design for TV Series: : Prog. pitch to BBC TV (Michael Garrod/ Continuing Education Department)
1986: Joined Griffiths Reaney Design Associates – Interior Designers,
1987: Co-Founder and Director of Design Workshop (Architects and Int.Designers)
1988: Guest Lecturer, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of Central England
1989: Founding Director of Hickton Madeley Interiors.
1992: Authored stage pantomime ‘KK & Genie Mouse’ for Crescent Theatre, Birmingham.
1992: Director of MacLaren Marketing, Wolverhampton
1993: ‘Little People Books’ imprint founded
1993: Co-Founder and Director of ‘Karavadra Multimedia’
1995: ‘Image of Learning’ founded
1996: Creative Director : MIPF (Midlands Independent Production Forum based at VIVID, Birmingham) Film: “10/34” for B’ham Film Festival
1996: Web Site Design and Gallery Installation for ‘The Nine Tenets’/ Café Surf
1996: Authored: ‘Ring in the New’ Animation short pitched to B.F.I. at VIVID
1996: Authored: Prog. pitch to Sky TV (The Alterers)
1998: Lead Artist. Digital Arts Programme (Gallery 37 Birmingham)
1999: (Jan. Feb. Mar.) Workshops on Weather shown in art & photography. Yarnfield School
1999: Co-refereed the successful ‘Art and the Internet’ Millennium Bid with Liz Macgregor, Ikon Gallery
2004: Artist in Residence at Whitton School, for ‘BIG Arts Week’
2005: Artist in Residence at John Beddoes School, Presteigne, during ‘BIG Arts Week’
2012: Training. Welsh Government’s Dynamo Role Models Scheme for schools.
2016: Co-founder @PoetryEvent (Poetry in Presteigne)
2019: Storytelling. Knighton Literary Festival
1983 Who’s Book is it Anyway, Birmingham Nature Centre
1997 Water on the Beach, Brighton (Part of High Tide Event)
1996 ‘Inspector Clue Bod Investigates’ Birmingham City Council
2009: Storytelling. 2nd Knighton & District Serendipity Festival
2016: Support for Spring Greens Fair
2017: Water Poster exhibited at Hereford River Fest.
2017: Clue Hunt. Knucklas17 festival.
2018: Sponsored ‘Spring Greens Fair’ School days
2019: Compere. Cabaret. Llanfair Waterdine.
2019: “Air Aware” schools workshop for Spring Greens Fair schooldays
Publications & Reports:
Eddy Champion Comic (1995)
AV Producer: ‘Tapman and Pluggy’, with the support of Education Dept., Severn Trent Water. 1995
Medieval Pond Culture (with Casey, A. and the late great Richard St George)
The e-brain (1994)
Experience of Materials and their Application:
Clay sculpt; Plaster reliefs; Plasters in Construction; Concrete (carving); Natural Construction Materials;
Computer Software for Image Manipulation. Architectural Delineation.
Papier Mache (puppets); Metal (sculpt); Wood (constructions); Water Colour Paints / Inks;
Gardening, Landscaping, Water Use and Conservation
Television Interviews: 1984 OB with Dan Cherrington (BBC Research History of Monastic Carp Culture);
Pebble Mill at One (OB Fresh Fish Buying)
Guest Radio Slots: Radio WM (Phone-in); BRMB; Radio Bristol (Phone-in)
Community Radio: BHBN.
Bookbod’s Pizza Recipe (Stopframe)
1979: ‘Piscatorial Memorabilia’, Aber-Gwen Visitor Centre, South Wales
1982/83: Nature Exh. Centre (Birmingham Museum & Art Galleries)
1982: Paintings of the Built Environment, Birmingham Midland Institute
1982: When Santa met Neptune, Rackhams, Birmingham
1983: Future of Aquaculture, Brighton Exhibition and Conference Centre,
1983: Hellensborough Museum, Scotland
1983: Dumbarton Museum & Libraries
1983: ‘Enviromental Awareness’ Exh. in conjunction with Whirligig
Theatre Co. Alexander Theatre. ( See Picture on Right > )
1985: ‘The Water Palace’, Central Library, Birmingham
1986: Wednesbury Art Gallery & Museum, Wednesbury
1986: Art Gallery, Rugby Library, Rugby
1986: ‘Wet Harvest’, The Bass Museum, Burton-on-Trent
1986: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry
1986: Warwickshire Museum, Warwick
1987: City Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
1991: ‘The influence of Fish in Design’, Birmingham Midland Institute.
1992: Alternative Perspectives, Mine Gallery, Birmingham
1995: Paintings of the built environment. Birmingham Midland Institute.
2011: h.Art (Herefordshire Art Week) exhibition at WoW Field Centre.
Lord Mayor opening of Water Palace Exh.. Birmingham, Central Library
Poetry and Cooking workshops during first Birmingham Readers & Writers
University of Central England
Lichfield Guild Hall
International Convention Centre
1992: ‘Friends Show’, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, New St. Birmingham.
1993: ‘Plant Crossing’, Birmingham Botanical Gardens Gallery
1993: Choice Gallery, Birmingham
1995: Earth Centre, Conisborough
1996: Brighton Festival
1996: The Nine Tenets of Tomlinson and Jessé, Café Surf, Birmingham
1996: ‘Who’s Book is it Anyway’, Part of Birmingham Readers & Writers
1999: Nine Tenets Part 11. Writings to accompany the work of OliverTomlinson M.A..
2000: ‘Contemporary Italian and Spanish graphic design and folk art on Citrus Fruit Wrappers from 1930’s’
2002 ‘The Art of it’. Online writings to remember the work of the Late Jonathan Inglis.
‘Value of Closure’
‘The Elements of Sequential Art’
‘Use of ‘Story’ within Educative Process’
Writing & illustrating series of ten pre-school picture books.
Birmingham City Council Landscape Practice, B.B.C., Central Independent Television, Austin Knight Advertising, Black Country Development Corporation, Black Theatre Co-operative, Bugle Films Ltd., Cadbury Schweppes, Centro, Custard Factory (Digbeth), Forward Trust, Freestyle Productions, Gillette, GKN, Granada Leisure, Groundwork, Healthy Birmingham 2000, Ilford Photo Ltd., Jaguar, King Edward VI Foundation, Kokuma Dance Theatre Company, Letts Educational, MEB, Mercia Sound, Midland Bank, SCS (Specialist Computer Services), Structured Training, Switch Design, Tibbatts Interior Design Group, Training and Creative Resources, West Midlands Travel.
(Full list available on request)
NAA (National Association of Artists)
NUT (National Union of Teachers)
BAT (Birmingham Arts Trust)
VIVID (Formerly Birmingham Centre for Media Arts)
1995: Crescent Theatre Staff Member: Set Design, Theatre Marketing.
1995 National Small Press Association
1996 to 2011: Acting Secretary of “Birmingham Image Generators’
1996: Steering committee of the HUB (Birmingham)
1998 to 2000: Birmingham Education Arts Forum (BEAF)
Book Packagers Association
Article 31 Action Network
Hon. Member :European Society of Perspectivists
2001 “Grwp Amineiddwyr Cymru” (Welsh Animation Group, Cardiff)
2000 “Creative Network” University of Central England
2005 “Powys Arts Forum”
2018 – present: Rhyme & Tell storytelling group. Bishop’s Castle
Illuminated letters (below) produced by Whitton School 2004