Practice research prorject with students and staff from Thomas Tallis School, A Particular Reality and Goldsmiths CCA, developing from Art Pedagogy's Threshold Concept 1 Artists Make Marks, Drawing Our Attentiom. We explored what a democrativ vlassroom could like like by transforming the space and working together to create experiments and prompts for others to use as resources. Footage from the workshops was edited together into this video resource. Video available here.
An epic day of creative experimentation. We have run 3 of these days at Parliament Hill School, where students take part in 6 creative workshops throughout the school day including assemblage sculpture, bamboo structure building, experimental drawing, paper sculpture, banner making and experimental photography. The days end with an outdoor exhibition and parade.
Our rockable, rollable, stackable sculptures for children. Images from Jump Festival E17.
We have been working with the learning team at Compton Verney in Warwickshire to create outdoor activities for groups of different ages and abilities in response to the amazing outdoor pavilion created by Morag Myerscough.
A series of workshops to coincide with the Glasgow COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference with young people from Thomas Tallis School, Parliament Hill School and Eltham Hill School in London, exploring the ways we can rework, remake and reuse, listening to our materials.Part of the London Schools Climate Kickstart Project.
Sense Your Way is a guide for experimental art practice for young people. It is designed to be printed on A4 and can be downloaded and printed in either black and white or colour. It can be used at home or at school, and comes with some notes for teachers and a template powerpoint for use in the classroom.
In 2021 we worked with Creative Folkestone and the Folkestone Triennial to deliver family workshops and teacher CPD sessions based on play, collaboration and facilitating spaces for physical and material exploration.
Extending from our project with West Rise Junior School we were funded by South Downs National Park to run a series of outdoor workshops with children from the school and local residents who worked together to explore the imaginative possibilities of the landscape. The chikdren then worked wiht us and design studio WorkForm to create an Alternative Interpretation Panel that was installed beside the West Rise lake.
A project with Brightona nd Hove Foster Service bringing together foster families at the Moulsecoobe for a series of outdoor workshops aimed at bringing families together through collaborative and experimental activities. Funded by Brighotn and Hove Council's Communities Fund.
A digital and in-person community project run alongside the Photo Fringe 2020 TAKE/MAKE Festival, supported by Art Fund, Arts Council England and Brighton and Hove City Council.
Each week in October 2020 we posted a new creative instruction on Instagram inviting people to submit their responses online. Alongside this we ran a series of community projects with the Eastbourne Shed, Hangleton Primary School, Brighton and Thomas A Becket Junior School, Worthing. Thousands of amazoing images were created over the project and a selection of the results can be seen on the Photo Fringe Website.
An online collaboration with spanish arts educator Anna Jover. This project aims to connect people in lockdown in Spain and the UK through a series of weekly instructions. Anyone can take part. All you have to do is create your own response to the instructions and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #cross_overproject and tag us @leap_then_look and Anna @aeioutururublog
A series of interviews with artists working at the crossroads of art and education. There are three interviews in this first series, one with collaborators Annis Joslin and Sarah Cole, one with Natalie Zervou-Kerruish and one with Ruby Pester and Nadia Rossi. This project was funded by an A-N artists bursery.
A drop-in workshop for families at the Greenwich Jazz Festival, asking them to make their own beaters and explore the possibilities of a set of sound sculptures.
An action-research project with Photoworks as part of the Project Artworks Explores Project, creating photography workshops for and with neuro-diverse adults and young people.
This research project with partners Greenside School, Kingston School of Art and Tate London Schools and Teachers, brings together groups of people who would, educationally, otherwise be completely separate. It aims to discover similarities in the way we approach and interact with materials and art works, generating new forms of collaboration, ways of inhabiting and exploring the gallery, its architecture and the art works within it. Creating a space of playful excitement, and reframing the gallery as an open and inclusive environment.
A participatory artwork involving groups of undergraduate Fine Art and Sculpture students from Kingston School of Art and University of Brighton and the artist membership of Devonshire Collective. The idea behind these workshops was to explore the physical and imaginative possibilities of sculpture through improvisation and play. Participants were invited to build and construct sculptures which were then taken to the film studio to be performed with. This was not just the presentation of finished work but an important part of the making process through which we learned about what we had made and what it could do together.
A five-day workshop series for teachers and other arts professionals exploring experiential modes of art making, using instructions and invitation, making and talking, play and improvisation. Working with Claire Undy, Heart n Soul, Rachel Cattle Jon Owen and Corali Dance Company. The premise for these workshops was to develop a particular style of learning and exploration which was direct, embodied, often physical, without fixed expectations or narrow success criteria, in which participants were given the freedom to explore ideas, materials or approaches in their own way. The job of the workshop leader becoming one of initiator, enthusiast and sensitive observer.
A one-day workshop at Tate Britain for teachers and other arts professionals looking at techniques and strategies for activating the gallery and engaging and supporting young people with SEND to work in unconventional ways.
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