Young Arts Project at Holy Cross Church of England Primary School, Uckfield

                                        

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Above left: Holy Cross School. Right: Margaret and Dorothy presenting the giant cheque worth £500 to the Head and Arts Co-ordinator and children of the school. 

Our Society has recently given a £500 grant to Holy Cross Church of England Primary School in Uckfield (see above) to enable them to register with the Arts Mark scheme which is accredited by Arts Council England. The scheme provides a clear framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum. Schools are supported throughout the Arts Mark journey by a network of local delivery partners providing training, advice and practical teaching resources. On Monday 17th JUly 2017, our Chair and other representatives from our Society are handing over a giant cheque to the Head Teacher, Mrs Cathy Dart.

The school recently informed us that this term (starting January 2018) all the children's topics have had art as a starting point. £250 of the grant we gave them was spent registering with the Artsmark scheme and two members of staff have received a day's training from the scheme. The remainder of the grant will be spent on a 10 day Arts Weeks in the Summer term.  During these weeks, all pupils will be working in mixed age groups, with Reception children mixing in with other year groups. Their task is to build an environment for the monster or beast that they have created. They will then use this stimulus to compose music, improvise drama and then write about their experiences. Some of us will hope to visit the school during these art weeks and be involved with the children's activities. The school will provide us with photographs to share with our members. 

JUNE 2015 SPONSORED YOUNG ARTS PROJECT AT FARLEY FARMHOUSE, CHIDDINGLY 

Students working on the project at Farley Farmhouse

Students working on the project at Farley Farmhouse

Students working on the project at Farley Farmhouse

Students working on the project at Farley Farmhouse

Students working on the project at Farley Farmhouse

The children’s guide book to the garden sculptures

The adult guide book

Students working on the project at Farley Farmhouse and the 2 leaflets they produced.

kneelingwoman.jpg Year 12 (aged 16 plus) Art and Graphics students, from Rye Studio School, have created two sculpture trails for both children and adults at Farley Farmhouse. The project involved these students touring the sculpture garden at Farley Farmhouse and gaining a context of the sculptures, such as their positioning in the garden and how they relate to surrealism. Then the students planned and researched their project back at school before  returning to Farley Farmhouse to focus once again upon the sculpture garden, to take photos and develop their ideas. They put together draft trails which were sampled by a local school to iron out initial problems before students presented these draft trails to representatives from The Arts Society Uckfield & Lewes and Farley Farmhouse. The trails have now been agreed and printed by Ringmer Community College and have the The Arts Society Uckfield & Lewes logo on each leaflet. The leaflets look most attractive. Three students and their teacher did a powerpoint presentation about the project before our November lecture. These leaflets are now on sale to visitors.

Some details on Farley Farmhouse and their 2016 programme are contained in the attachedlink

Image: one of the Surrealist sculptures in the garden of Farley Farmhouse

Young Arts Project at Blackboys C of E Primary School 2013

Carol Havard

May 20th and 21st, Uckfield DFAS sponsored a local artist, Carol Havard, to do 3D work with all 4 classes in the school. Each class project was linked to their topic work.

Class 1’s topic work was Superheroes and People who help us. They worked in small groups, with an adult, to design some land art of nurses, firemen etc. first in the Jubilee Hall then outside on the grass. They used materials like bread, pulses, cereals and grain outside. Inside they could use additional materials like fabric and giant pipe-cleaners.

Class 2’s topic was William Morris and the Victorians. Each child was given a box and parts of his prints. They created 6 images, in the style of William Morris, using a range of media which included screen and block painting. These were then stuck onto the different box faces.

Class 3 were studying Ancient Greek. They carved shapes of vases into blocks and clay and decorated them using a variety of tools and paints.

Class 4 were looking at rivers and landscapes. They used mod rock and collage to create 3D landscapes which were going to be painted once their models were dry.

Several children and a teacher have been invited to do a short 10-minute powerpoint presentation about their projects before our September meeting. Parents were invited to view all the completed art work before half term. There was a photograph of a few of the children in the Sussex Express of May 30th.

Class 1: Inside hero

Class 1
Inside hero

Class 1

Class 1

Class 1

Class 1

Class 1: Outside hero

Class 1
Outside hero

Class 1

Class 1

Class 1

Class 1

Class 2: Block Printing

Class 2:
Block Printing

Class 2: Block Printing

Class 2:
Block Printing

Class 2: Magic Painting

Class 2:
Magic Painting

Class 2: Screen Printing

Class 2:
Screen Printing

Class 2: Copying a Print

Class 2:
Copying a Print

Class 2

Class 2

Class 3: Practising the Decorations

Class 3:
Practising the Decorations

Class 3

Class 3

Class 3

Class 3

Class 3: Completed Vase

Class 3:
Completed Vase

Class 3

Class 3

Class 3

Class 3

Class 4: At Work

Class 4:
At Work

Class 4

Class 4

Class 4: Starting the Modelling

Class 4:
Starting the Modelling

Class 4: Dampening Mod Rock Strips

Class 4:
Dampening Mod Rock Strips

Class 4: Putting Strips in Position

Class 4:
Putting Strips in Position

Class 4: Mordrock Models Drying

Class 4:
Mordrock Models Drying