We aim to enhance creativity and well-being through environmental art workshops and events run in natural settings, such as school grounds, nature reserves and beaches.
What does the project entail
Environmental art workshops. Our activities are an educational programme of environmental art workshops run by trained artists, using land and seascapes in Wales as both inspiration and workshop base. There will be a cost of £200 per day per artist booked plus cost of materials (sustainable materials such as willow are used so these can either be supplied at cost or supplied by schools themselves ) Up to 30 pupils can take part so price represents good value for money per pupil.
(Sometimes our workshops may be free to schools if we have managed to arrange sponsorship or funding to run a particular project).
What is required from the school?
A space to work in school grounds or arrange to meet at a local natural space such as nature reserve or beach (transport arranged by school)
How do the pupils directly benefit?
Our projects link in with elements of the curriculum such as the sciences, language, geography, design technology, team building and creative thinking. They also impact on the numeracy and literacy skills of our participants in a positive way, contributing to education targets. Our activities link in with the Foundation Phase for Early Years and also for Key Stage 2 to further develop positive learning dispositions of wellbeing and engagement.
Educational workshops run provide learning through experience of nature, involving full use of the senses for our participants and providing high impact lasting childhood memories.
The sculptures or structures that we create in school grounds or temporarily in natural spaces delight and inspire schools and communities.
Sara Holden Managing Artist Swansea – 01792 367571
www.sculpturebythesea.co.uk features our different projects.
For any queries, regarding the Edunet site, contact Emily Marchant on E.K.Marchant@swansea.ac.uk