About

Scribble and Smudge are a collective of artists specialising in participatory art events, workshops for families, intergenerational projects and programmes for museums, galleries, festivals and community groups. We produce workshops for participants to be playful and creative, making our workshops a fun and sociable event . We have been delivering workshops since 2007 across East and North east London with expertise in artist education, 3d, visual arts and public art.

We offer arts projects for families, children and community groups. We develop family learning through participating in one off events and projects. Our projects are inclusive for families with children of all backgrounds and abilities. We believe in families enjoying participating and creating together – encouraging play and creative thinking. Scribble and Smudge projects include collaborations with other artists, experts and professionals to bring variety to the programme. We can provide workshops for your organisation, curriculum based workshops for your school, bespoke events for your children’s centre or festivals. We create activities for families and specialist activities for under 5 year olds. 

Scribble and Smudge is a company limited by guarantee, company number: 06821068

Trustees: Laura Kerry, Sue Sangheera, Sandra Campbell, Ray Swingler and Akmar Hasmaruddin contact for copies of policies, on Equal opportunities, Child protection, volunteering, constitutuion and health and safety

Policy on photographs: 
Scribble & Smudge recognises that images can be an extremely powerful means to record and review the experiences of our activities, but also recognise the concerns of parents and guardians regarding the use of these images. 

Scribble and Smudge endeavours to take a responsible attitude towards the use of digital images. As result we have drawn upon these guidelines, based on the dept for educations advice for the use of digital images: 

Scribble and Smudge will only take and/or use images if permission has been obtained from parents or guardians of any child. Permission is sought on registration. 

Where appropriate Scribble and Smudge will follow the guidelines:

  • When using images for publicity purposes (either on our website or for other publications), group shots would be used in preference to shots of individuals
  • No images will be used for anything which may be viewed as negative in tone or that may cause offence, embarrassment or distress for the child, or their parent or guardian.
  • No full names of children’s names will be used in conjunction with any images
  • We will only use images of children who are suitably dressed, to reduce the risk of such images being used inappropriately.
  • If you feel that any image used by us is inappropriate then we shall remove it as soon as possible contact: scribbleandsmudge@scribbleandsmudge.com


Objectives
To provide art activities, information and services for children, families and carers in Waltham Forest and other London boroughs. 

Who Scribble and Smudge work with: 
Families, community groups, adults, children with learning difficulties and the elderly. We are based in Walthamstow NE London and can take on projects across London. 

Background: 
Lesley Palmer, Director of Scribble and Smudge, has worked in the community arts for 8 years. Assisiting on a variety of under 5’s projects at Tate Britain, working on a community programme for workers and users with mental health, working with homeless people and families in the South Westminster Sure Start area. Winner in 2005 of the Sure Start Partners in Excellence. Award, which recognises and celebrates excellence and innovation in the delivery of Early Years and family support services. 

Grants and support: 
Volunteer at Walthamstow Toy Library won grants: Awards For All and an Apex Arts grant to fund the Scribble and Smudge programme. 

O'regen grant was won for Slet for Hepworth. A project for the East 17 Art trail 2009. Scribble and Smudge collaborated with Caroline Jupp and Felicity Croydon http://www.oopps.org/pages/slet.html to produce a family exercise routine. Sited outside Walthamstow Town Hall. Children and adults made flags and badges to use during the exercise. 

Donation from Kin design http://kin-design.com/ for Communi 'Tea'. A project to celebrate the joys of tea. A series of cultural projects. The first celebrated at E17 art trail 2010. With a tea dance and families created their own blend of teas. 

Supported By Hoe St. Children's Centre, Walthamstow http://www.churchhillchildren.org/ for a Chinese New Year Tea Party. In which families helped decorate The Vestry Museum community room for a Chinese new year celebration, with a fan dancer, Tai chi and drinking Bubble tea. January 2011

Supported by The Friend's of Wingfield Park http://friendsofparkswf.org/wingfield_park and the Vestry Museum for the 2012 Walthamstow Wassail. The brain child of Lucy Gibson January 2012. 

September 2012, Community First grant, http://www.workingforhoestreet.org.uk/workingforhoestreet/tag/community-ward-forum/ for Hoe St Ward to work on a community animation called Lega 'say'. Collecting personal stories about the legacy of 2012 Olympics, jubillee and creating a short animation for a screening in 2013. A project supported by Ascham homes and Safer neighbourhoods and The Vestry House Museum. 

Media: 
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/wfnews/9472728.WALTHAMSTOW__Residents_go_Wassailing/Walthamstow Wassail 2012

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/tv_and_radio/newsid_8077000/8077632.stmScreen 17 interview

http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on 
Creative kids, at Leyton Library for The William Morris Gallery Feb 2012 to July 2012