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'What is the perfect city? Have we made the perfect city ?'
These workshops will be run by Rebecca Starkiss, Jack Cornell, Sophie Payne and Karl Koch, all of whom have worked within schools or within extracurricular classes and organisations. Paramount to the workshops relation to the gallery space will be children's exposure to observational tasks and drawing exercises with the exhibition to encourage the children to think about the different ways the artwork has been installed. To respond to the work; engaging with an active involvement in the conceptual foundations of how the viewer, gallery, object triangulated system opperates. The aim of our programme at For The Time Being will be to encourage the children to respond to the environment around them through the second set of workshops; engaging with the gallery space to then consider the city of London and furthermore what a 'city' actually is by considering and constructing what they view to be the perfect city. The children will then be given the opportunity to place themselves within this idil, via the use of green screen technology and explore their own perfect cities first hand.
S C H E D U L E
Workshop 1: The Exhibition Space
Exploring the exhibition: To allow children to view and respond to the exhibition in a way they would not normally do.
Workshop 2: The Perfect City
Using the city:To create an understanding of an ideal city taking inspiration from their environment. Take the children outside into the space in front of the OXO tower. Ask them to work in pairs and stand back to back. Children take it in turns to describe an object, building or something of interest to them while the other child draws what they are describing as best as they can. Moving on from description we will consider how the city functions, what it actually is.
If you could become makers of an entire city, what would you put in your city?
Think about what your perfect city would look like?
What colour are the buildings?
Now what is your building made of?
Can one building be a city?
Where are we placing your buildings?
P R O F I L E S
Rebecca Starkiss has a keen interest in art and its relationship with the public and intends work within this sector. Rebecca has a wide range of experience in secondary school education and has been involved in the planning and delivery of art and design lessons, alongside making several presentations to older students about the future of their art education.
Sophie Payne has a wide range of experience working with young people. In a variety of school settings she has completed work experience and led after school clubs and workshops including one month teaching in Ghana. Due to this experience she has been accepted on a PGCE Primary course, which starts in September.
Karl Koch has over 7 years of experience volunteering with primary school children. Karl has also worked with children hosting a range of disabilities and looked at effective methods for learning using art as a translator. The children worked very closely with paint and print as methods for discussing their frustrations or jubilations.
Jack Cornell has been Artist in Residence with Middlefield Community Primary School since 2009. Collaboration is key to his practice in both working with other artists and through creative educational workshops with schools. These workshops often give the children the chance to work with technology that is normally less accessible to them.
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