what we do

think lockhart provides an inclusive contemporary art and design service, delivering large and small scale projects in an imaginative and engaging way;

Sculpture commission - The Open Learning Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire The Centre commissioned Thinklockhart to produce an outdoor sculpture for their new building. The Learning Centre is home to musicians from Berkshire Young Maestros and the sculpture was created using old brass instruments. We led workshops with users of the centre, including their ideas into the finished piece.

The Discovery Garden - Kingfisher Special School, Abingdon, Oxon ThinkLockhart worked alongside students from the school to develop ideas for an outside play area. The special educational needs of participants directly related to the solutions presented in the final designs.

Titch the robot has arrived! Titch the robot has arrived at The Windmill Primary School! He will be projecting ideas, computing experiences and interfacing with students through his ipad tummy! Watch this space for further adventures. Good luck Titch.

On the Street Where we Live WHAT WAS ON THE STREET WHERE WE LIVE? A bit of history on the project – In 2011 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded Making Space a grant for a big project to explore and celebrate life in Leigh Park from its early development as a housing estate in the 1940’s right up to the present day. What does it mean to live in Leigh Park? What makes it home? An ongoing programme of events and creative workshops has uncovered personal stories and experiences that are bringing the history of the area to life. Residents and former residents of all ages shared memories and photographs, researching the history of their local area and nominated local heroes. A series of free events gave participants, of all ages, the chance to enjoy working with craft artists, film makers and historians to create interactive memory boxes, a film and a new map of Leigh Park as a legacy for the future. (Taken from http://www.makingspace.org/outreach/on-the-street-where-i-live-2/) Thinklockhart worked with Making Space on the memory box strand of the project:

COMMUNITY: Creatively bridging the gap between individuals and organisations.

The People's Museum - Bracknell Forest Council and Reading Museum Boxed Loans Collection A unique idea developed by Thinklockhart, enabling participants to contribute to a community project. People are invited to bring along an item that holds some kind of meaning to them. Contributors can then either draw the object, photograph it, write about it, scan it, or even leave it on the 'museum' shelves. Using archive labels, each object is given it's own identity within the eclectic exhibition.

‘Saturdads’ - Sure Start Centre, Rosehill, Oxford and Modern Art Oxford. Thinklockhart regularly delivers a wide range of workshops which have been specifically developed for this group of individuals in consultation with Modern Art Oxford, who lead the project with funding from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation. www.artinrosehill.org.uk

Community Cohesion Art Events - Battle Library, Reading, Berkshire ThinkLockhart have provided a series of art workshops for the users of Battle Library in Reading, Berkshire. Focusing on inclusive activities for carers and their children, with an emphasis on participatory, accessible open ended activities.

Norcot Early Years Centre, Reading, Berkshire Funded by Reading Borough Council and Arts Council England, We created an'under the sea' themed sound garden at Norcot Early Years Center, Reading. Over the course of several months we worked with the children and parents at the center to produce a stunning outdoor musical play space including a sunken play ship.

Science@ the Studio Thinklockhart, Arts Council England and Reading Borough Council are working with local primary schools in Reading to develop a pioneering way to integrate art and science. The project sees whole classes working at Open Hand Open Space artists studios in Reading Berkshire, where they explore themes and ideas based on scientific and artistic inquiry

Artefacts Project The Museum of Reading, Arts Council England and Reading Borough Council teamed up with Thinklockhart and Primary Schools in Reading on this project. The work explored the museum's objects as stimuli for creative enquiry. We led teacher training sessions and facilitated workshop within schools. The final work was exhibited in Milton Keynes and Reading.

ArtsAward activities with young people in Slough - Creative Junction

Dee Park Community Art Project Working with Catalyst Housing on a long-term community engagement project. Exploring ideas for public artwork, participatory arts adventures and shared creativity.

CONSULTANCY: Assisting individuals, companies and organisations to pursue creative solutions

Taking Science out of the Lab - Park House School Newbury, Change Schools Through consultation with staff, senior leadership and students, Thinklockhart reviewed the internal mechanics of The Science Department enabling a highly effective change to take place. A series of considered activities within the school led to a program of mutually agreed events including a ‘Science Oscars’ awards ceremony and a departmental re-branding. The project significantly contributed towards a renewed culture of achievement, celebration and understanding for all involved.

Change Schools Programme - St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Bracknell, Berkshire At St Joseph's, we installed a real 'home page' in the school reception. This allowed each year group to present digital and actual work almost as soon as it had been created. The magnetic board and display area acted as a focal point to the project. Looking at how the visual medium can improve teaching and learning was the inquiry question and through many activities, we have started to really impact on this.

Wall vinyl displays at Addington Special School, Wokingham Using wall display vinyl, Thinklockhart created large mural images across areas within the school. The wall based art work depicted students and motivational text. Part of a Creative Partnerships project, the displays were researched and produced during a residency period at the Special School.

CORPORATE: Creating new work specifically for clients, providing workshops, team events and creative sessions.

Art Loan Scheme - Clarks Solicitors, Reading, Berkshire We can provide a wide selection of art work for your office space, from curated exhibitions of original work through to large scale prints and reproductions.

Blackboard Painting - John Brown Publishers, London Created for John Brown's boardroom, the painting consisted of a collection of the staff's doodles and sketches. These fragments were worked into the painting to create layers of interspersed shapes and pattern.

EDUCATION: Kate and Jon are both qualified teachers. They work regularly within a wide variety of educational settings. Kate and Jon understand working within an educational environment and are considerate to this when negotiating projects with staff and students.

Young Artists Project – Segro and Creative Partnerships Based at St Bernards Grammer School, Slough and Chalfonts Community School, Buckinghamshire, Thinklockhart worked regularly over 2 terms in the respective art departments. Each school had been selected by Creative Partnerships to take part in the project and the brief involved students producing a piece of artwork in response to the theme ‘World of Work.’ SEGRO sponsored the project and hosted an exhibition of the work produced in London.

Shape and Layer, Maiden Erlegh School, Wokingham and eight feeder Primary Schools in the area This project involved coordinating, managing and running a dance and visual arts project based on shapes within eight separate Primary schools in the Berkshire region, leading to final performance and exhibition event. As lead artists we negotiated the content of all the art activities, delivered INSET training, lead practical sessions, provided teachers notes and evaluated the project as a whole.

'Enviroscopes' at the Daniel Buren Exhibition – Modern Art Oxford Thinklockhart has worked on numerous educational based projects with Modern Art Oxford, most of which are in response to the changing exhibition programme at the gallery. For the Daniel Buren exhibition at MAO, Thinklockhart designed ‘Enviroscope glasses’ for all the participants to make. These unusual glasses allowed people to view and interact with the exhibition through a changing spectrum of colours and shapes whilst drawing what they experienced.

St Joseph's Primary School, Bracknell, Berkshire Thinklockhart worked with Creative Partnerships and the school on their third year Change Schools program. We looked at integrating outdoor learning environments into the curriculum as well as exploring and expanding upon their use of creative curriculum techniques.

Parkhouse Academy, Newbury, Berkshire The Creative Partnerships project at Parkhouse Academy has explored the ways in which exploratory learning can enhance the overall attainment of pupils across all subject areas. Thinklockhart have employed a wide range of methods during this project including G.P.S trackers and film making.

Wilson Primary School, Reading, Berkshire Wilson Primary School in Reading explored their links with their immediate environment through a range of community orientated arts projects. Funded through a Reading Borough Council project financed by Arts Council England, we created 'Freaky Friday arts sessions based on the schools curriculum focus and helped staff to expand their ideas for topic delivery

The Windmill Primary School, Oxford Thinklockhart worked alongside year 6 staff and students to create ideas for interactive displays around the school. We explored 'pop-up' fashion shows, remote controlled teachers and teacherbots! The final displays will have an added feature of a robot that visits each classroom to help with the class activities!

Grandpont Early Years- Oxford Thinklockhart have delivered a number of sessions at the centre, most recently a mark making week and a listening and learning week.ThinkLockhart spent a week working alongside carers and their children over at Grandpont Children's Centre in Oxford. We used photography to enable carers to share their children's perspective and to develop a sense of listening to their needs.

EVENTS: Working to a brief or creating bespoke events from initial concept through to realisation, documentation and evaluation.

National Art Bridging Event – Tate Britain, London Following a group visit to the Turner, Whistler and Monet Exhibition at Tate Britain, children from National Childrens Home, Milton Keynes worked alongside Thinklockhart to create work in response to the exhibition. The work was documented and displayed alongside the exhibition in a virtual gallery in the entrance to Tate Britain. Images from our sessions were used to promote the entire project Nationally.

The Landing, Oxford School A performance event, working alongside A level students to present work that the whole school could engage with, experience and enjoy.

Den Building - Grandpont Children's Centre, Oxford During a week long residency, Thinklockhart helped visitors, staff, children and parents to create three very special outdoor spaces. Each den was themed in order to celebrate the International Year of Communication. We had a storytelling, mark-making and listening den which were all connected using speakers.

Lost in Time and Space - Modern Art Oxford An exhibition of film and installation work. Young people from across Oxford worked collaboratively with a group of older people with dementia to create a film and installation work exploring personal histories and stories of Oxford. Thinklockhart worked with writer Samina Baig and filmmaker Nicola Armitage along with 20 participants with the support of the Creative Dementia Arts Network, Oxfordshire Alzheimer’s Society, Cheney School and Project Room. Lost in Time and Space was supported by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All Scheme and Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England. With thanks to Film Oxford, Pitt Rivers Museum and Museum of Oxford.