Case Studies

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Testimonials

Moubin – Aged 14
St. James Street Visual Arts Project

How did you find out about the project?

The MVP team came to our school and spoke to us about the holiday program.. I never took part in a comic book design workshop, so I thought why not give it a try? I love comics and creating my own comic sounds like fun.

What was the highlight of the week?

At first, I did not know anyone expect a couple of people from my school.  I was very shy on the first day. We played games in the morning which I really liked. I got to know the other people on the course. Coming up with a message and a story for my comic was fun. I really enjoyed the art exhibition. I was very proud to see my comic on the wall. After the art exhibition I was able to take it home and hang it on the wall.

What improvements would you suggest?

More time to work on my comic book.

What would you have done if you didn’t come to the holiday project?

Sit at home and play playstation.

“I have learned how to use photoshop. The best thing I have learned is how to create my own comic book.”

Moubin

I have more knowledge of graffiti art and it was the first time I actually tried to do a real graffiti art. I achieved more confidence and I am more social. Also, I learned the flamingo song. I made up a nice rap, been more responsible and grew in confidence

Georgiana

Georgiana – Aged 15
St. James Street Visual Arts Project

How did you find out about the project?

I am an art student and my school friend told me about the Visual Arts project. I love art and have never taken part in a street art project.

What was the highlight of the week?

Mv favourite part of the Visual Arts Program was working on the street art mural. It’s my first-time using spray paint. Spray painting on such a big surface was really fun. I also created my own artwork for the art exhibition at home, using the techniques Stuart taught us. Working as part of a team to make the mural was fun. Now that I know what St. James Street Big Local does, I would like to take part in more activities.

What improvements would you suggest?

It would have been nice if we had more time for our art.

What would you have done if you didn’t come to the holiday project?

I don’t know what I would have done. Probably hang out with my friends.

Testimonials

What I enjoyed most about the course, is helping students discover their creative abilities.

Tutor

My child really benefited from working with this organisation, She showed me her final video and it nearly made me cry. I'm so proud of her and what she achieved in such a short space of time.

Parent

Zak loves attending these courses, he was so impressed today with the music production, it’s the first time he had done it and also enjoyed the graffiti on, made new friends and gained more confidence.

Parent

It was really fun making music, friends and more, also it was something I don’t do a lot and it’s really enjoyable.

StudentMusic Production

I have always had a desire and liking for music, and so getting to create my own music was enjoyable.

StudentMusic Production

I gained a lot of knowledge and came across interesting activities such as designing on a computer etc.

StudentComic Book Design

I had never done Graffiti or Art before, and the tutors were really supportive and helpful.

StudentGraffiti

MVP work with young people in our community in a way that is relevant, meaningful and incredibly positive. They cultivate partnerships with other young providers and I have been impressed by the high quality of the work they do and their commitment to supporting young people to access opportunities in Waltham Forest.

Grace WilliamsCouncillor

THANK YOU for your amazing MVP Project. Our 12 year old grew as an individual from this. Your aims and objectives are so holistic and loaded with building character and life skills. Keep doing what you do best.

Parent

MVP Workshops really engage with our young people and always get the best out of
them. We will be using them again.

Waltham Forest Youth Services

It is a dream of mine to become a comic/animator and this course helped me understand what it takes to become a comic/animator I got better at comics and I am following my dream I wish it was 5 days instead of 3.

StudentComic Book Design