Somerset Open Studios 15 – 30 September 2018
Somerset Art Weeks Education Resources
How to make the most of Somerset Open Studios
Somerset Open Studios draws Art Weeks back to its roots, offering the opportunity to see inside artists’ studios and discover what goes on behind the scenes. There are many ways to get involved and discover opportunities for inspiring creativity and learning outside the classroom. Our annually updated education resources are part of the InspirED offer to Somerset schools and include: advice on visiting venues, engaging with artists, free workshop offers and *NEW* opportunities to gain a Discover Arts Award.
Download the Somerset Open Studios 2018 Education Resources by clicking here
Flying Crane Zoetrope Resource
If you watched BBC Countryfile recently then you will have seen an item about the Great Crane project that has been taking place on the Somerset Levels. Somerset Art Works facilitated a huge amount of work with artists and the communities. One of the resources that came of it was this resource to make a Zoetrope. A Zoetrope , also called a ‘wheel of life’ is an early form of animation, which when spun produces the illusion of movement.
After-school Photography Club Guide
We commissioned Richard Tomlinson, professional photographer and Somerset Film creative technologist, to create a guide to running a ten-week after-school photography club. The guide includes week-by-week activities you can lead with your primary school group and helpful advice. It’s free to download and could be led by a teaching assistant or volunteer. If you’re thinking of offering a club in your school don’t forget if you’re an InspirED school you can book a Digiday as a practical introduction and support. Do let us know how you get on with the guide and we’d love to see the work you create… in fact we have just launched a Photography Competition for schools in Somerset. Click here to find out more…
Benefits of Taking Your Students to the Cinema
Need help getting sign off from senior staff for your school trip to the cinema? Download INTO FILM’s handy form with teacher testimonials outlining the educational benefits of a cinema visit, including literacy attainment, SMSC development and accessibility.
We commissioned filmmaker and teacher Kate Saunders to work with us to create a guide to running a ten-week after-school animation club. The guide includes week-by-week activities you can lead with your primary school group, hel
pful advice and links to resources and tutorial videos. It’s free to download and could be led by a teaching assistant or volunteer. If you’re thinking of offering a club in your school don’t forget if you’re an InspirED school you can book a Digiday as a practical introduction and support. Do let us know how you get on with the guide and we’d love to see the work you create…
You might decide to charge for the club and use the fees towards your InspirED subscription or to buy more equipment for your school.
Exploring Early Years Group Music Making
Early years musician and freelance evaluator, Nell Farrally, writes about her experience of using research to improve her music practice. Through Take Arts project Nell received a Soundwaves Bursary towards the travel costs for a Postgraduate Certificate in Evaluation Studies course at the University of South Wales.
Elements was a practical action research programme of Early Years’ creativity, that took place in different settings across Wells and Taunton between October 2016 and April 2017. The Take Art website has a wealth of case studies to draw upon from How can we support the development of children’s reflective thinking? to How can we build the confidence of children and adults in art making?