An art club for young people who are serious about improving their art skills and widening their knowledge and experience of different art, artists and techniques.
The club is term-time and weekly, after school (approx 7 session per half term) and teaches art in a formal and structured way, which is designed to expand into areas of art technique, theory and history, that schools do not currently have the capacity to cover, whilst also augmenting school curriculum. The age range is roughly from 9-16yrs, but acceptance to the club outside of this range will be considered since it is more based on attitude, ability and drive of the individual child. We feel it is important for children to learn from their peers and older or more able children too, especially since Heath Robinson himself learnt from his brothers’ and father’s practice and vice versa. It is intended that direction of these lessons becomes at least partially driven by the students themselves as their confidence, abilities and interests develop.
All lessons will be designed, planned and lead by a team of professional artists and art educators. It is also intended to recruit working professional artists to run defined projects, which will be built into the structure of the learning program. These may be a single lesson or over a number of weeks, dependent on the needs of the projects. This will give the children unparalleled access to working artists from a variety of different practices, who will present projects based on their preferred working practices.
As part of this club, we will build in a series of formal education qualifications in the form of the Arts Awards. The Learning Officer is a qualified Arts Award advisor and the Museum is a registered Arts Award Centre, which can confer up to level 3 certificates which are worth UCAS points to help children gain entry to Higher education.