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Painted signs in Dundee, for Balgillo Nurseries. Two appear at the entrance of their Ardler Village nursery.
Balgillo Nurseries are independent and forward thinking. Helping to nurture the children at such an important age. With learning through play at the core of the children’s development, enriching their young minds by engaging them in outdoor activities.
Pamela and Kim, the nurseries’ owners promote this message at their largest nursery.
Learning through play
One large painted sign already at the entrance, was complemented with a similar sign fixed to a new fence. The newest message reads Learning Through Play.
The first of the fence signs was designed, painted and installed as part of a mural project started in 2019. Balgillo Nurseries supported the mural project. Pamela and Kim provided me with two exterior canvases at separate nurseries.
To add interest and grab attention, the words in the messages are intertwined. To begin with, the first sign read; Healthy Mind Happy Environment. Words which promote the importance of a safe and trusted space.
A new fence at the Ardler nursery presented an opportunity for another artwork. A design inspired by mini beasts and letterforms was created. However, it was decided that pairing the original design would better communicate the values of Balgillo Nurseries.
Painting and lettering
Bright spring colours and Balgillo Bear appeared again on the painted signs. Colours were mixed to match the original. Aluminium composite panels were ordered. And a pounce pattern was made to transfer the artwork to the three 8′ by 4′ panels.
Once the three panels were painted to a high gloss finish, it was time to add the lettering. Over several days and many coats, the lettering and illustrations were painted by hand. All made to last in sunny Dundee’s climate.
Fixing to the fence
The three adjoining panels measure approximately seven and a half metres. Each sign was counter sunk and screw fixed through the face, before overstickers were applied. The overstickers were then painted to the matching background colour to help disguise the fixings.
Looking onto the busy street in front of the nursery, the signs are admired by passers by. Next to a primary school, the signs serve the nursery by promoting it’s values and attracting new clients.
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