Art Activities – Summer 2022

 

These are the fantastic art activities on offer this summer:

The following details apply to all the sessions:

  • Each day will start at 10.00am and finish at 3.00 pm.
  • Participants will need to bring a packed lunch, plenty of snacks and drinks to last them for the duration of each day.
  • Participants are advised to wear old clothing they don’t mind getting messy in.
  • Carers are responsible for dropping off/picking up their children/young people. Unfortunately, the Virtual School cannot fund or arrange transport.

 

How to book

To book your young people onto these exciting activities, please complete the booking form and return to kate.clarke@devon.gov.uk.

 


Mosaic Making

1, 2, and 3 August

Age: 14-18 years old

Spaces: 10 space available in total – you must attend all three days

Venue: Barnstaple

Artist: Monica Shanta Brown

Description: Participants in this three-day project will each make a mosaic panel to their own design either entirely of mosaic or a mirror with a mosaic surround.

All the participants will be working with an experienced artist, learning traditional mosaic techniques. They will be supported at every stage of the process; through developing a design, scaling it up, cutting and gluing mosaic pieces and finally grouting. At the end of three fun, creative and rewarding days, each participant will have had the opportunity to complete their own personal mosaic, of approximately 40 x 40cms, for interior use.

The mosaics will be created on wooden panels, from a wide choice of coloured glass mosaic pieces, many colours of ceramic tiles, collected patterned crockery and lots of other twinkly glass beads and visual treats.

This will be an intensive project and a full commitment to the full three days is absolutely essential.

 

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Mask Making

4 and 5 August

Age: 7-11 years old

Spaces: 10 space available in total – you must attend both days

Venue: Barnstaple

Artist: Kerrie Seymour

Description: Work with Daisi artist Kerrie Seymour to build and decorate your own 3D mask.

Kerrie will support and guide participants to design and create their own mask, using a selection of different materials and fabrics young people will explore different techniques and learn how to create their very own unique character or creature to take home.

 

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Textile Making

8 and 9 August

Age: 7-11 years old

Spaces: 10 space available in total – you must attend both days

Venue: The Ockment Centre, Okehampton

Artist: Jess Carvill

Description: Daisi Artist, Jess Carvill, will lead participants on an exciting creative journey into the colourful world of textile design! Over the two days you will be introduced to a variety of textiles such as:

  • Wet Felting: felt from wool is considered to be the oldest textile known to man. You will learn how to make sheets of coloured pre felt which you will then use to build into your very own underwater seascapes with sea creatures. You will be guided through enjoyable soap and water processes that will bond the wool fibres into a permanent fabric.
  • Tie Dye, Pen and Print: you will also be exploring a number of techniques in order to decorate and personalise your very own eco canvas bags. You will learn how to create big bold patterns using tie-dye technique. You will also have the opportunity to experiment and combine processes to build up colourful designs using fabric paint, textile pens and printing blocks or creating beaded decorations for the canvas bag handles.

Over the 2 workshop days you will experience a really diverse and sensory introduction to textiles, allowing you to make your own personal choices and design something for yourself to take home.

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Painting and Collage

11 and 12 August

Age: 11-14 years old

Spaces: 10 space available in total – you must attend both days

Venue: Honiton

Artist: Cara Roxanne

Description: During this two-day workshop with Daisi Artist Cara Roxanne you will have the chance to explore colour through a wide range of painting and collage techniques and processes and learn how to combine different materials together to produce a series of different outcomes. Workshops will be hands on – you will have the chance to test and experiment with different materials and have a lot of fun. Please wear old clothes as the workshops could get messy.

 

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Sculpture Making

15 and 16 August

Age: 11-14 years old

Spaces: 10 space available in total – you must attend both days

Venue: Exeter

Artist: Anna Boland

Description: This workshop, with Daisi Artist Anna Boland, will give the young people the opportunity to create three-dimensional sculptures, first using clay and then translating to willow.

The workshop activity will involve some fun drawing games using willow sticks, making big marks on a roll of paper – to generate ideas and explore shape as the early stage of design work. Participants will then turn some of the drawings into clay sculptures – learning and experiencing different clay making techniques such as coiling, pinching and slab work to make some small-scale pieces based on the outcomes of the initial drawings. The young people will then have the chance to translate these clay sculptures into willow structures, that could be hung from the ceiling.

So, by the end of day 2 the young people will have learnt some sculpture techniques, including using clay and willow and have small-scale sculptural creation / creations to take home!

 

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Mosaic Making

17, 18, and 19 August

Age: 14-18 years old

Spaces: 10 space available in total – you must attend all three days

Venue: Exeter

Artist: Monica Shanta Brown

Description: Participants in this three-day project will each make a mosaic panel to their own design either entirely of mosaic or a mirror with a mosaic surround.

All the participants will be working with an experienced artist, learning traditional mosaic techniques. They will be supported at every stage of the process; through developing a design, scaling it up, cutting and gluing mosaic pieces and finally grouting. At the end of three fun, creative and rewarding days, each participant will have had the opportunity to complete their own personal mosaic, of approximately 40 x 40cms, for interior use.

The mosaics will be created on wooden panels, from a wide choice of coloured glass mosaic pieces, many colours of ceramic tiles, collected patterned crockery and lots of other twinkly glass beads and visual treats.

This will be an intensive project and a full commitment to the full three days is absolutely essential.

 

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