The first Giles Academy networking event will be based around the
Craft Challenge. Craft education is in decline throughout the country, at
primary, secondary and university level.
The Networking Event will focus on an introduction about our Academy
and the journey we have taken over the past year with Artsmark and Arts
Award. We will be looking at how we as an Academy have begun to promote the
Arts through social media, our website and Faculty publications.
This networking event will be supported by the Craft Council and the National
Centre for Craft and Design (The Hub) Sleaford. The focus of the day is to
gain an understanding of the importance of a craft education and how to
encourage students to participate. A representative from the Education team from
the National Centre for Craft and Design will be in attendance to discuss how
they can support schools and individuals in achieving a craft education.
Participants will be able to choose 3 workshops available to sign up
to, targeted at both Secondary and Primary:
– This will be focused around our recent involvement in the Illuminate
project in Boston led by Transported. All abilities are welcome, and
materials will be provided.
· The Craft of
Creating a Junk Orchestra –
This workshop has derived from our recent Romeo and
Juliet production. We sent a group of students to watch the STOMP performance
in London to aid with their own performances. You will need to bring with you
a small amount of junk to enable you to participate. (Items such as plastic
tubs, sticks etc anything that is quite durable)
will be an introduction into using Batik and wax resist within Art based
around culture. All materials will be provided.
· The Craft of
workshop exploring how to engage pupils in a range of acting styles.
and Decoupage Workshop –
Exploring the use of lighting in the Photographic studio and the use
of Photoshop. Then using the Photographs and the craft of Decoupage to create
a decorative piece.