Art & Eco Creativity Holiday Activity & Food Programme 2021
A 16-day arts-based holiday activity programme for (24) 11-16 year olds which explores making, ecology, and connections between individuals, community and their wellbeing and environment via fun, project-based activities with outstanding regional, national, and international artists of note. BOOK ONLINE HERE.
- Week 1 – Textile techniques and nature as source material (nature and connectedness) Significant Seams (Catherine West, Melinda Schwakhofer, Just Sewn Stories) and Art & Energy CIC (Naomi Wright)
- Week 2 – Visual art: drawing and painting with Arts Lab (nature and meaning) Sara Downham-Lotto and Matthew O’Halloran
- Week 3 – Sculpting with Paper (nature and identity) James Lake
- Week 4 – Craftivism (nature and empowerment) Significant Seams and Art & Energy
Participants will have the opportunity to pursue a nationally recognised certification, Arts Award, with supplementary activity with their families/households. Supporting materials and guidance will be provided.
A hot meal will be provided every day, from an array of local food providers, along with programme integrated nutrition and budgeting advice.
Booking opens 12 July for month long booking and opens 19 July for weekly places, subject to availability.
FREE for young people in receipt of Free School Meals, with SEND, OR otherwise classed vulnerable, AND one friend each. Any young people doing GSCE ART in Devon, not based in Crediton, can apply for a travel bursary to enable participation. Questions can be submitted by emails or text message which are checked regularly. Responses are not however immediate as the team is part-time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 075 2063 3939.
ArtsLab This visual arts collective, led by artist Sara Downham-Lotto, develops artistic confidence and connectivity across a community through fun, exploratory and experimental playing with art materials, techniques and ideas https://arts-lab.co.uk/ Activity will use movement as inspiration and include the creation of collective and individual pieces
Sculpting with Paper with James Lake A range of projects and exercises to support students with imagining and developing creative approaches to art making
Moths to a Flame with Art & Energy CIC This project is leading towards a magnificent, hopeful mass-participation art installation at COP26, Glasgow 2021 in the Glasgow Botanical Gardens in November. Activities include: making moths from a milk bottle, making a moth trap, making augmented reality moths, and making a collective solar powered artwork.
Significant Seams CIC This organisation has been deliverying textile and craft inspired community building programmes for over a decade, and has delivered summer programmes for young people five of the last six years (no programme in 2020 due to Covid!) and are excited to working with a fabulous array of partners to deliver this programme for Devon young people.