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Artspace Parent and child workshops

posted 24 Mar 2014, 08:07 by

We have the opportunity for an exciting art project that enables parents/ carers to learn and enjoy with their children.


The project comprises of a series of arts workshops working with young people and their parents. The project aims to use arts activities to build confidence, model positive interaction between parent and child, and provide a range of opportunities to take part in arts activities that they may not have tried.

·  The workshops will provide parents with a range of activities and ideas that they would be able to take home and do with their child.

·  The workshops will build in language development by introducing the children to new art form specific words, and by encouraging reflection and expression.

The project will start with a 'Taster' workshop on 3rd April. We will then run weekly workshops on Thursday afternoons after Easter for six weeks between 24th April and 29th May from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

The project can be for up to 10 children and their parent(s)/guardian(s). All materials required in the workshops will be provided but parents are asked to wear old clothes, due to the sometimes 'messy' nature of arts activities, and if children could bring an old shirt or apron to protect their uniforms, that would be really helpful.

The sessions will focus on drawing and painting, - looking at the work of Jon Burgerman (British artist/designer) and his fun, colourful, doodle style paintings. The group will hopefully create their own characters for a mural in the Academy and the children and parents will decide how the characters interact within the mural and will work as a group/ in small teams to produce the finished product.

Rob Toomer from Artspace will be running the sessions.

Please let the Academy Office know if you would like to take part no later than Monday 31st March.