Stewarts have generously sponsored this next set of workshops by increasing the arts budget for Nina and local schools to develop a series of art projects. Nina has been involved in running Art Weeks for schools for 8 years and during this time has designed projects to work alongside existing projects, the International Primary Curriculum and projects that build on cross curricular links. This has included supporting Learning Outside the Classroom and the Creative Curriculum as well as enabling Healthy Schools’ outcomes and Enjoy and Achieve.

Projects can be designed to suit your current term's topics, Nina is always happy to give ideas for the content of workshops. You can also ask about funding sources to fund your workshop further for more information about the projects call Nina on 01258 458803.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Artist in residence at Stourfields Junior School

I was lucky enough to be selected to work as artist in residence with Stourfield Junior as part of The Mermaid Princess project with Poole Lighthouse. I was asked to design a wall hanging with the children that responded to the Italian theatre company, Teatro Kismet, production of The Mermaid Princess. The children enjoyed the production and wanted to make a beautiful mermaid with a shoal of recycled fish alongside which was displayed with a beautiful woven background on an old fishing net. It was much bigger than we first thought it would be as the children loved weaving the net with the different materials to create the background – it just kept growing! The final product looked fantastic and far exceeded my initial ideas, the children added so much more than I could I have ever imagined, their enthusiasm was amazing! If you get the chance to see it pop in, it’s on display along with other art products from other local artists from tomorrow until the middle of September.