Food for Creativity
Young people will be able to feed body and mind as part of two days of creative activities in Exeter during the Christmas holidays.
Now Booking: Participants will visit the Royal Albert Memorial Museum to seek inspiration for creative activities including yarn spinning, clay moulding and charcoal drawing. They will also take part in a drama workshop to learn about devising physical comedy, before attending a performance of Le Navet Bete and Exeter Northcott Theatre’s A Christmas.
The scheme is part of Devon County Council’s Holiday Activity & Food programme, and the workshops are free for young people who are entitled to benefit-related free school meals. Participants will be supplied with a healthy hot lunch each day as well as a food hamper for their family to provide more healthy hot meals in the holidays. After the workshops, an activity pack will encourage participants to continue experimenting, devising and exploring creative activities. Young people taking part will have the opportunity for further support to gain a Bronze level Arts Award.
“I like the enthusiasm and passion that our teacher showed whilst talking about their artistic careers and their artwork. I’ll use the skills I’ve learnt and apply them to my GCSE coursework.” Participant in our summer activity programme for 11-16 year olds
Starting after the October half term, young people will learn from community organisations about a social issue and then be taught the art or craft skills for a project to raise awareness of that issue. Participants can use their participation towards the skill section of the DofE award and towards a Bronze Arts Award. The Craftivism Club is being piloted for 12 weeks, thanks to funding from Crediton Town Council. More information can be found at bit.ly/craftivismclub .
This August we are hosting a 16-day art programme for 11-16 year olds in Devon. The programme features at least seven outstanding artists of international note. Participants have the opportunity to pursue the Bronze Arts Award, a National qualification. Everyday, hot lunch is included. The programme is FREE for young people receiving free school meals, on the send register, or otherwise vulnerable, and one nominated friend each. Alternately, the programme is bookable for £125/week. Booking opens 12 July.
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