ARTSCAPERS : Exploring change at the North West Cambridge Development

Jan 18th 2016

Dr Esther Sayers artist educator and researcher from Goldsmiths University was appointed in 2014 to develop an Education Strategy for North West Cambridge Development Art Programme. Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination have now been appointed to work in partnership with Dr Esther Sayers to deliver the strategy and together they have developed the ArtScapers programme.

ArtScapers will invite children and their communities to join in the process of exploring the questions: 

How can art and the work of artists help children relate to their city as it grows?

How can children help others to think creatively about these changes?

The project will build partnerships with schools bordering the site, through which children will take on the role of researchers to explore, document and produce interpretation materials about the North West Cambridge Development artist residency programme and permanent works. Mayfield School will be the partner school during 2016 with two further primary schools to join the programme in September and a further 3 to join in 2017.

ArtScapers is about participation with the art programme for children, their schools, teachers and their families. An artist-led programme of workshops on and off site will lead into mini projects for teachers to use in their classrooms. The project will produce an archive of documentation with learning ideas and extra curricula links for use in artist-led school workshops, artist-led teacher training and teacher led school workshops. In addition, there will be material produced to represent the art programme at cultural festivals around Cambridge.

Regular updates on the education workshops and progress with developing the resources will be posted here and on the CCI website 

For any further information on ArtScapers please contact Dr Esther Sayers, Education Consultant and Lecturer, 07939 597202 esther.sayers@gmail.com

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