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.
The snow was deep and each step needed focus and decidedly more strength than when walking along the flat gravelled footpath. I challenged the group to notice the scene in which they now found themselves.
Emma Davies recounts her early experiences with Fermynwoods, including one student following in the social realist tradition of the Kitchen Sink Painters.
“When will you be happy”. One student replied, “I’ll never be happy”, a deeply sad moment with the silver lining that interventions like these can help students disclose personal feelings to those they trust in order to find the help they need.
Clare Abbatt’s Sculpture and Survival workshops drew inspiration from her own exhibition examining Captain Scott’s Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica.
Jason filled the cottages to the brim with the sounds of wind, crashing waves, body-shaking bass lines, punctuated with weird bleeps, and astral noises. The sound of jaws dropping drowned out as Jason turned the volume up to 11.
Throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art delivered 77 artist-led workshops with 12 Key Stage 3 students from The CE Academy. Workshop information, student comments, photographs and analysis are all included in this beautiful limited-edition book.
For the Arts Hero section of the Bronze Arts Award: Level 1 Award in the Arts qualification, young people need to research the work of an artist that inspires them. Logan from The CE Academy met and interviewed Scottish artist David Blyth when he visited us to deliver a taxidermy workshop.
For the Arts Hero section of the Bronze Arts Award: Level 1 Award in the Arts qualification, young people need to research the work of an artist that inspires them. Corey from The CE Academy met and interviewed Scottish artist Roddy Buchanan during his residency with Fermynwoods.
Over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year, 18 Key Stage 3 students from The CE Academy attended a total of 78 artist led workshops with Fermynwoods Contemporary Art. Workshop information, student comments, photographs and analysis are all included in a beautiful limited-edition book.