Catherine Hall Carrick Memorial Art Classes
Aimed at key stages 1 and 2 with the intent of relieving some of the pressure on teachers and to introduce new methods and skills for children to express themselves. Bringing a new vocabulary to children’s understanding of art and its varied techniques, that can support skill sets needed for other core subjects and introduce them to a new language to tell their stories.
The response from Schools and educational professionals has been unprecedented, showing a real need for the project.
Our online/onsite learning resource offers the following
1.Art lesson plans, including accompanying artist led video workshops.
2.Live streamed lessons and onsite lessons.
3.Specially commissioned sessions tailor-made to complement curriculum requirements or specific issues.
4.Offering support to develop output that works within a Schools budget.
Online and onsite throughout the UK
Graham Carrick for Fitzrovia Noir
Fitzrovia Noir CIC
Miss Grant, Key Stage 1 teacher, Waltham Holy Cross School, Essex:
Both the teachers and pupils in Year 1 have really enjoyed the Art Classes provided to us. We really appreciated how these sessions were tailored to us, both at an appropriate level for the children’s age, as well as taking into account our topics studied in school. The sessions were based around the children’s learning, which made these really relevant and exciting for the children as they could see the links between the art they were creating and what they had been learning about in the classroom. The children were excited that not only were the sessions delivered by an artist, but they were online. They loved the idea of seeing this on the ‘big screen’ as this was something new and exciting for them.
The artwork was accessible for all children, and the directions given by both Julia and Graham were easy for the children to follow along with and copy what they were seeing on screen. The artwork created was really good, they were able to follow the instructions given without needing constant support, and it was great to see how each child’s work produced was different even though they had followed the same directions. They were all really proud of the work they produced and were so excited to hold this up to the screen to share this and get feedback from Graham and Julia!
The teachers enjoyed these sessions too- it was great to see the pupils so engaged and enjoying what they were doing, and there was a real sense of excitement on the days when these sessions were going ahead. We were able to go around and support the children that needed this, while the majority could get on with their artwork. It was great to see new ideas for art lessons that we hadn’t thought of ourselves- and was also nice to have a break from teaching the lesson ourselves for a change!
We were thankful we got the opportunity to take part in these sessions and look forward to hopefully being able to do more in the future!
“I am interested in offering alternative forms of communication and expression to those struggling to have their voices heard, nurturing from concept to completion, inventive projects to achieve inclusivity.”
Co-Director Fitzrovia Noir CIC