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:
Painting (acrylic, water colour, oils)
Drawing (pen, pencil, charcoal, chalks)
Printing (block printing and screen printing)
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.
One-week program 19th - 23rd June 2017
Two-week program 19th - 30th June 2017
Please deliver students between 8:45 - 8:55
Please collect students between 3:30 - 3:40
Exhibition and presentation Saturday 1st July 11am - 12pm
We will hold an exhibition of student work for students, families, friends and friends of Work Room Four. Work from both programs will be curated and installed by 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. Exihibitions are an important part of being an Artist. The students love it so please put in the diary to try and find time to come along.