Our curriculum is designed with learning through making at its heart. Having studied, trained and taught in the British education system we have a solid understanding of planning for explorative and instructional tasks, formative feedback for learning and the application of knowledge to better understand our choices, environment and relationships.
Each task is differentiated to suit ability not age and foster collaboration between learners. At the end of each day we will work on how to critique our own work, reflect on success and failure so as to develop an autonomous approach to creativity while being receptive and welcoming to criticism from others. Most of all we want students to walk away with a memory of enjoying being busy, challenged in making and feeling rich in experience.
Students will do one-day intensive introductions into:
One-week program 15th June – 19th June
Painting (acrylic, water colour, oils)
Drawing (pen, pencil, charcoal, chalks)
Printing (block printing, sublimation printing, Transfer)
Illustration (mixed media)
Graphic design (typography, colour theory, poster design)
During sessions 1 and 2 students will be introduced to and experiment with a new medium or technique each day via a series of directed fixed practical activities. In sessions 3 and 4 students will apply their new skill and understanding to a self-initiated piece of work and then work in smaller groups to showcase and critique work made.
Two-week program 15th June – 26th June
The above plus:
Fashion design (pattern, textile and garment design)
Product shot photography
Mounting and displaying work
Curating an exhibition
Creating an exhibition catalogue
Following from the previous week of medium exploration, skill development and how to critique artwork students will learn how to manipulate a wider array of materials taking a more autonomous role in selecting projects, mediums and techniques to begin work on something larger and more complex. These could include group work, mixed media pieces, creating artists’ research books or a single final piece of art etc. Part of this week will be dedicated to understanding how to properly mount and display work, curate an art show and create an exhibition catalogue
Exhibition and presentaion Saturday 27th June 4 - 6pm
We will hold a week-long public exhibition of student work for students, families, friends and friends of Work Room Four. Work from both programs will be curated and installed by the two-week program students. There will be an exhibition opening and summer school celebration held in our gallery space with refreshments and a short presentation from teachers and students.