Hedz up – get creative!


Creative arts and design organisation, Hedz will be hosting an educational creative arts workshop on Monday 21st March 2011, between 10.30am – 2.30pm at Zellig; Birmingham’s newest creative hub for arts and culture.

The event will bring together schools and children from across the Midlands to participate in workshops teaching creative drawing, aerosol art and DJing hosted by three times world champion, DJ Switch. The event will feature tutorials from Hedz founders Stuart Styles and Miles Hesketh and demonstrations from the regions most creative individuals including Popbang Colour artist, Ian Cook who has become famous for his remote control car artwork which was recently shown on ITV’s Daybreak and voiceover artist Marc Silk, known as the voice of Johnny Bravo and US Bob the Builder to name but a few.

Over the past ten years, Hedz have become leaders of youth engagement workshops for art and creation in education across Central England. They work with schools and colleges, helping to educate young people through the creative outlets of art and music. Not only have Hedz founders created a diverse range of inspirational workshops that engage young people in artistic development, but they also illustrate the importance of community values and team-work.

The workshops being held on 21st March will encourage school children to work together, allowing them to expand on their social skills, whilst giving them the opportunity to gain new abilities in areas that they would not necessarily be exposed to in a traditional classroom setting. The event has received local support from Costco who will be providing food for the school children and staff that will be attending, along with Zellig providing creative space for the workshops to take place. Specialist Crafts, the UK’s biggest supplier to education, have sponsored the event providing canvases and other artistic materials for the children to use on the day.

The creative day will also allow schools to gain access to industry professionals who understand the benefits of working with young people to improve their prospects within education and employment.

When asked about their thoughts on the upcoming event, Miles and Stuart said “We are very excited to be able to extend our current service, thus engaging various groups of young people who may not have previously interacted, and uniting them in a common creative cause.”

For more information on how your school can take part in future Hedz creative workshop event please visit their website: http://www.hedz.ltd.uk and contact 0845 838 7358.

Location: ZELLIG,
Gibb street,
B9 4aa
Date: Monday 21st March 2011
Time: 10.30am-2.30pm