HAS YOUR SCHOOL GOT ART & SOUL ?
My Name is Ian Brealey and this is my journey ....
THAT WAS THEN
Nearly 8 years ago I decided that I wanted to make a difference, I wanted to go to work and feel that I had achieved something and if I didnt pursue my dream I would always wonder what if !
I had no training, no portfolio, no references and initially no funds and was also recovering from illness but I still had my determination and motivation.
After being accepted for a place on a test trading scheme and then eventually obtaining Princes Trust funding, I finally became a self employed Cartoon Wall Artist in April 2003
and my company The Doodle Bug was formed.
THIS IS NOW
I have now completed work for nearly 60 different schools in 6 counties.
More than 40 % have used my services for multiple commissions.
My portfolio continues to grow and now exceeds over 1000 photographic examples.
I posess over 50 typed/written references from satisfied customers.
I have an enhanced CRB certificate & public liability insurance.
WHAT AREAS HAVE BEEN ENHANCED IN SCHOOLS?
TOILET BLOCKS LIBRARYS CLOAKROOMS CLASSROOMS CORRIDORS
ENTRANCES PLAYGROUND WALLS MUSIC ROOMS
ART IS JUST A VISUAL ENHANCEMENT ?
I thought it was but there are more benefits than I initially realised. Headteachers have also used my services for the following reasons...
PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING & ACTIVE PLAY (Children dressed in your school uniform holding fruit etc)
ENCOURAGING PUPILS TO READ (Book characters in libraries)
ENCOURAGING PUPILS TO PLAY INSTRUMENTS (Characters playing musical instruments)
VISUAL LEARNING AIDS (Numbers and letters incorporated in artwork)
WALL GAMES (Blackboards and games which are ideal for playgrounds)
INFORMATIVE ARTWORK (Cartoon signposts)
PUPILS DESIGNS ENLARGED (Boosting pupils self esteem)
CAN THE ARTWORK BE USED TO STIMULATE LEARNING IN OTHER SUBJECTS ?
Yes, numerous schools have used my artwork as visual learning aids in connection with other subjects..some of these have included...
LITERACY...LETTERS & WORDS NUMERACY...NUMBERS
RE...BIBLE STORIES (Ideal for church schools)
OTHER SERVICES/PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ?
Besides Wall Art I have also completed school signs, door plaques, furniture art, jigsaws & height charts.
Also available are WORKSHOPS which are designed to be fun for the children and improve their drawing and communication skills.
ARE YOU INTERESTED BUT WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE ?
My free visit consists of you viewing my full portfolio, my reference file and my enhanced CRB Certificate.
If after reading this e mail and viewing the attached pictures you are interested in a free visit to your premises, please contact me on 0771 9188996 (mobile) or by replying to my email address which is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time,
The Doodle Bug, 7 Jackson Road, Danesmoor, Chesterfield,