Our Rest Energy re-enactment involved James and a student connected by a resistance band and the student poised with a cream pie directed at James’ face.
We would create, play and question the ways that photographs impact upon our lives. The days were shaped by the contagious energy of the students.
When the beautiful and perpetually surprising post-kiln results are delivered, they are like late and forgotten Carol Christmas gifts
Going with the flow is how you have to work with excluded kids. It’s also how, as creatives, we want to be. On the move, developing ideas as we flow along.
We were visited by artist David Blyth and students from Gray’s School of Art, on a study visit aiming to form a pedagogical learning exchange through shared experience.
Louise Clarke encouraged students to take a playful and experimental approach to mould making, using plaster to create small objects and sculptural forms by discovering through making rather than pre-planning.
In 2015 our students visited NN Contemporary Art’s New Life exhibition. Even a cursory knowledge of art history for these students meant crossing a threshold of otherness.
As a blind physiotherapist, Rebecca Lake explained her way of understanding bodies was through touch.
A small orange circle of felt depicting Trump Trout, a character created by Lewis, a CE Academy student. A fish with the face and bouffant of Donald Trump who shouts non-sequiturs.
Diogo described the small marks they had made through gestures of the wrist as “like table tennis”, encouraging the students to go bigger “like tennis” through gestures of the arm. Gestures of the whole body came next.