Archive for the ‘Outreach’ Category
The Art and Design Pod and Carole Potter from Graphic Arts have just finished a 2 day workshop a group of teenagers working with The Aim Higher programme. The organisation aims to
make more people aware of what higher education is all about by providing workshops that schoolchildren can access, making them aware of career pathways they might never have known existed.
The ADA held two different workshops for aspiring participants over the two days, giving them the chance to have a taste of techniques they would not usually use. Graphic Arts lecturer Carole Potter and a team of students and graduates led an animation session, while the POD led a practical session that aimed to show the benefits of laser cutting and branding.to sample a
The animation group had the chance to sample a whole array of different stop motion techniques, developing their own ideas with the help of Graphic Arts graduates.
The second group had the task of creating their own model airplane which would be fabricated using the ADA’s laser cutting facilities. Each team were asked to brand their plane in the style of a famous celebrity The choices ranged from a Mr.T branded plane for terrorists to a ‘plane of rock’ branded using the figurehead of comedian Jack Black.
Great fun was had by both groups, who came together to show their work on the final day. We hope to work with Aim Higher again during the coming year on a variety of projects.
Today sees the final day for the Four Corners Community Arts Exhibition hosted in the Public Exhibition Space of the ADA.
The show was curated by the ADA’s POD team in conjunction with 3rd Year HAMS Student Emma Ashman.
Emma did a fantastic job of tying together the 6 contributors visual work as well as performance pieces and a 70 strong debate event for the Private View evening.
The exhibition is a showcase of Young Merseyside and what they can achieve when they aren’t pressured by stereotypes – much of the work has an inter-generational theme as Community Arts aims to engage the widest possible audience. Grab this last opportunity to take a look!
Next week (April 6th – 12th) sees the Exhibition of the Annual Culture Liverpool Community Arts Programme, Four Corners – this year it is hosted by LJMU’s Art & Design Academy. Download Flier PDF.
Four Corners 2011 is a groundbreaking city wide participatory arts project which continues to push boundaries and open up new ways of seeing across our neighbourhoods. Now in its 6th year, it is a partnership with Neighbourhood Management Services, Liverpool Primary Care Trust and Culture Liverpool (Liverpool City Council).
Four Corners 2011 showcases the talent of young residents of Liverpool and challenges stereotypes and the impact of the arts as a form of communication and expression. ‘An exhibition for young people, by young people’ highlights the diversity of youth today, platforming their work across the city’s neighbourhoods under the direction of six Liverpool based arts organisations (Arts in Regeneration, Aspire Trust, Cut to the Chase Productions, Hope Street Limited, LJMU’s Art & Design Academy and Rotunda). Using an array of media from video to fashion and sculpture, it explores the daily perceptions and misconceptions of youth culture and the positive change it can have on a community.
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NET @ the Academy of St. Francis of Assisi would like to invite you to the premiere of our film documenting the Team’s experiences in New York as part of our Change for Change project.
The evening will start with a talk from last year’s NET (Network and Enterprise Team) giving them an opportunity to thank you all for your support. We will then show the film and have a short question and answer session before introducing this year’s NET and their Change for Communities project. Come along and see how WE can help YOU!
1st February @ FACT – doors 6:30pm film starts at 7:00pm
Please RSVP to Morganm@asfaonline.org alternatively telephone 0151 260 7600
The ADA POD team are about to work with 16 Knowsley schools on ‘Telling Tales’ – a series of story telling and puppet workshops. As part of a project covering the whole borough they will work with primary pupils to create and perform a series of shadow puppet shows based on materials created in earlier sessions with storytellers and dramatists. This Tuesday saw the initial introduction of the project to over 25 teachers who collaborated on a mini version of the project their efforts are visible below…
The project will run between Jan and March 2011 and the results will be posted here on the blog!
Wirral based Summer Fields Residential Care Home is asking for volunteers to help with painting the walls with Liverpool/Birkenhead related imagery.
Themes could include The Beatles, John Lennon, The Mersey, Grand National, Liverpool and Everton FC and other Landmarks. The idea is to provide mental stimulation and familiarity for the local residents.
If any students would like to volunteer to help then please contact me for more details.
The Art & Design Academy’s POD team have been successful in their application to work on the 2011 Liverpool Community Arts Project ‘Four Corners’. They will be working with the neighbourhoods of East Liverpool in producing an iconic piece of public art that will enlist, engage and educate the often neglected NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) groups. The project will run from now until the end of April – the blog will keep you posted on their progress.
The POD worked with East Liverpool last year on a Health and Wellbeing inspired community project, creating a series of short videos that formed a health calendar. These are now on-line and can be viewed below.
Your Big Year is seeking enthusiastic, adventurous and enterprising individuals who are free to explore the globe from January 2011. The competition will test entrants’ skills in communication, charity fundraising and entrepreneurial spirit.
The best 24 people will spend a week in Liverpool undertaking a series of tasks as part of Global Enterprise Week (15th-21st November). The two who perform best will win the prize and explore the world together.
Travel, accommodation and living costs will be covered. The two winners will be expected to volunteer on a variety of projects on all five continents – from teaching children in South America to conservation work in Asia.
For more details and to register your interest: www.yourbigyear.com
Over the SummerThe Art & Design POD showcased their work with communities from East Liverpool as part of the citywide ‘Four Corners’ Project.
Now in its 5th year, this arts project connects with communities from all of its neighbourhoods in order to promote art as a regenerative tool. This year the project focuses on the theme of Health and Wellbeing, promoting the messages to Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and to Give.