What people say about Eden-designs
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Nicole Fowles (Head teacher) Coleshill Heath School
"The vibrant and professional work of Eden designs is exceptional. The process is highly bespoke and well considered due to the depth and breadth Donna has in the educational sector. As curriculum is at the heart of our school improvement journey, Donna was able to capture our requirements and mirror our principles in a precise and creative manner.
The outcomes for our school were not only about artistic and aesthetic environment development but the knowledge and research that went into our teaching aids. This meant we were able to match the visual learning with factual content. Our team worked closely with Donna and are now using the 'banners' every day in the classroom and across subject areas. Another successful project with Eden designs so thank you, Donna! "
Annie Laughrin (Creative Commissioner) Wild in Art
"I first worked with Donna Newman back in 2017 when Wild in Art commissioned her to paint two bears for our ‘Big Sleuth’ sculpture trail in Birmingham. We were so impressed with Donna’s incredible ‘Shakes’bear’ and ‘Honeybear’ designs, her attention to detail, friendly and communicative approach, we further commissioned her to design and create another two sculptures for the project. The first allowed her to demonstrate to us, an ability to work to a collaborative community brief, whilst the second; to work with a high profile, celebrity musician, bringing to life their abstract concept.
Donna’s work was of such high quality and her work ethic, speed and adaptability highlighted her as a very ‘safe pair of hands’ and we have continued to work with her ever since, as one of our valued stable of freelance artists. In past 5 years myself and our event partners have commissioned Donna to produce over 35 sculptures for large scale public art events.
In summery I wholeheartedly recommend Donna, as a highly talented and adaptable artist. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and continues to blow us away with each new commission idea she develops. We hope to continue to enjoy a long and happy working relationship with Donna."
Rizvana Darr (Headteacher) Addeley Primary School
“Donna has transformed Adderley Primary School!! Her creativity, her flair and her imagination has brought our school to life for every single child. Everywhere our children walk they are learning. Education is the passport to their future and our children are thriving in the learning environment that Donna has created for them. She has created this on walls, down corridors and in our libraries…simply everywhere! She is a very gifted artist and we have been incredibly lucky to have her make a difference to our school life for our children. The smiles on their faces as they read everything as they are walking experiencing their school lives at Adderley are magical.”
Jo Goldhawk (Teacher) Paganel Primary School
Working with Donna is always a highlight of the school year! She comes prepared and enthusiastic to a project meeting with plenty of research to help develop the ideas. Her workshops have been well resourced and the children say that is a highlight of their week to work with Donna. The work that the children have produced under the expert tuition of Donna been nothing less than spectacular and their work hangs proudly in our school. I would recommend Donna’s workshops to any school who is looking for a fun, creative environment that will inspire the children.
Mark Cadwallader (Deputy Head teacher) The Deanery C of E School
“I was amazed at the quality and passion of Donna’s designs, and the 2D and 3D mural of the universe did not disappoint in real life – it really is a wow moment when you walk into the ICT suite for the first time”
Carl Glasgow (Head teacher) Boldmere Junior school
“Donna from Eden Designs was able to transform a totally uninspiring ICT suite into a fantastic learning environment that all the children love to come to. Her concept fitted my brief perfectly and I could not be happier with the end result. The whole room has been transformed by her amazing mural work that she designed and created specifically for our school. If you required any mural work in your school, I would not hesitate in recommending Eden Designs to you.”
Alison Walklett (Head teacher) New Oscott Primary School
“The art work is stunning and completely captures our theme for the year. It is an incredible achievement that 360 pupils all contributed in some way to making a star to adorn the rainbow of colours, and the effect is truly breathtaking. Pupils, staff and our many visitors to school all stop to admire the art as they pass by. The children all enjoyed working with you to create their stars and the overall piece is an inspiration to us all. You may be pleased to hear that the completion of the work coincided with the news that we have achieved a Gold Arts Mark for our commitment to the creative arts. Clearly, your art work has helped us towards this nationally recognised award”
Jenny Clapham ( Finance Manager) Percy Shurmer School
“Donna has transformed our entrance hall and stairwell with her child friendly mural. The mural of a reading tree outside the school library has been a great talking point with the children. A map of the world on the stairwell which identifies the many countries that our students originate from has enabled the children to share with others. We are planning to employ Donna for many more projects.”
Afzal Hussain (Assistant Headteacher) Adderley Primary School
“The work that Donna has carried out at our school is simply exceptional! She has absolutely lifted the whole learning environment and added another dimension with her magical paintbrush! It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Donna to create an environment where children will be happy, grow in self confidence, thrive academically and make the most of the many learning opportunities at school. Donna has been very creative with all the ideas presented to her and has produced truly inspirational artwork for the children at Adderley. The walls have enhanced their experiences as they walk around the school and this has made an enormous contribution to their wellbeing and the curriculum.”