This project - Making Art in School - is now in its second year. The 20 ECA students taking part are working directly with Primary 4 children, working on a series of ambitious contemporary art projects through a series of one-day workshops.
Intermedia Lecturer Susan Mowatt, who has organised the project, said:
“The project benefits both the students and the school pupils. The students gain first-hand experience of working with children in a school setting and are introduced to an important aspect of participatory arts practice.
Concurrently the pupils have had great fun exploring many ideas such as ideal future cities, super heroes to conquer fears and animal/human hybrids. They have been introduced to printmaking, creating wearable sculptures, stop frame animation and building stage sets and dens. Spending an entire day on ambitious arts projects with students gives them freedom to explore materials and space to develop individual responses.”