For the past few weeks, Gemma has been working on an Eco themed project at two schools in Rubery. Overall, four North Worcestershire Schools are involved, each one producing a pair of wall panels, in a Yin and Yang design. The idea is to have one half as the negative environmental issues (such as the use of a car, or leaving lights on), and the other as the positive (including things like re-cycling, walking etc). We will post some photos of the wall panels on the blog as they emerge from the kiln!
We really appreciate a home match! Twelve Year Eight students from Bromsgrove made the journey to Eastnor to work on the potter’s wheel and make clay sculpture. Head of Art Kate asked if we could make something ‘heraldic’ as the guys and gals would be visiting Eastnor Castle, to study the fantastic collection of Knight’s Armour. http://www.eastnorcastle.com/
Jon’s been working with Gifted and Talented art students from John Masefield High School in Ledbury for some time now. The ceramic outcome – a stunning, collaborative wall panel installed near the main hall.
On completion of residencies I ask schools and venues to complete an evaluation questionnaire.
Q:Did the project live up to expectations?
A:Totally! The whole week was fantastic – the children and staff were engaged and learning. Our children are difficult to engage but they were absorbed by the whole process and worked well the entire week. You could have spent a month here and it wouldn’t have been enough!