Moon Landing | Animate Arts

Role
Artist & Creative Facilitator

Brief
“Art Builders is an exciting new programme of work by Animate Arts Company, and funded by Arts Council England. It is an artist-led school programme, enabling young people (5-11 year olds) in primary schools to work with professional artists from Animate Arts Company. Pupils will develop creative skills, raise their aspirations through a leadership & actively champion their right to access arts & culture as part of their education. Thorough collaborations between young people, schools and artists, we will be making life-size installations from cardboard and paper, creating 360° Virtual reality films, leading art workshops and enabling art weeks & events to happen in schools and the local community. The programme will culminate with a celebratory sharing day for schools, education and cultural sector stakeholders at the Turner Contemporary. ” – Animate Arts Company

This project involves two core elements, a Big Build Event day to inspire children followed by more in depth projects in schools.

  • Big Build Event Supporting 100 pupils to create a cardboard moon buggy and space ship console in one day, while dressed as a cardboard spacewoman.
  • Art Leaders Working with groups of 25 pupils known as Art Leaders in two schools I worked collaboratively with other Animate Artists to: facilitate creative workshops support Art Leaders to design and build large scale, immersive cardboard worlds which were exhibited in June 2019 in their communities.
  • Priory Infants School: Moon Landing
    See here for full project
  • Herne Bay Juniors: Lost Words
    See here for full project
  • Collages Inspired by the Big Build workshop at Dreamland I have created collages which document some feelings from the day.

Finally a Symposium was held at Turner Contemporary in margate where techers, pupils and artists celebrated the project and reflected on the importance of arts and creativity in school. Together we created a manifesto for Art Builders. https://artbuilders.co.uk/about/

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