Schools and teachers can find it hard to quickly find relevant information on new cultural opportunities and events.
HRAEN scours the cultural landscape and brings education based opportunities the network meetings introducing teachers to the individuals leading projects.
We present new ideas to support classroom creative practice with art practioners at each network meeting suggesting new ways of taking culture into the classroom.
We offer up networking opportunities between teachers, artists and cultural organisations so we start to work as a team, all knowing the relevant individuals in the local arts and education landscape from which we can confidently work with each other to develop projects.
We encourage peer to peer support, be that teachers, cultural education leads or artists, sharing ideas and experiences can be inspiring and supportive.
We open up a wider pool of schools for cultural organisations to work with rather than just limiting themselves to those they have previously worked with or are closest.
We want to open up the debate, challenge, develop, enable and offer our young people the best cultural experiences we can give them.
Next Network Meeting:
Tuesday 12th February 2-4pm at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Artist Rebecca Fifield presenting a new project – Speech Bubbles, which could have benefit for local schools. Speech Bubbles sessions allow drama practitioners and school staff to create a safe and playful space for children in KS1 to develop their communication skills. A story drama approach places the child at the centre of the activity, and they become at different times, author, performer and audience.
Local artist Jim Roseveare will be presenting his work. “Art in the Landscape is the theme .. . . we begin with tree biology ( I am also a tree surgeon) : looking at such aspects as strength and flexibility, decay and renewal. Taking these practical elements and exploring work of land artists we then take these ideas into a woodland setting (preferred option) and MAKE work. In a sense it is a mixture of science and art. The main objective is to create a sense of wonder : providing a stimulating framework for artistic practice.“
We will have an update on the increasingly popular and ever developing Fat Tuesday and opportunities that brings for young people.
And our hosts for the session, Ashley McCormick and Grace Clements from De La Warr Pavilion will be letting us know what’s coming in 2019, telling us about their Emotional Learning resources, running a session on zinemaking and for those who would like to join them they will host a gallery visit.