I had the pleasure this week of visiting The Parkside School in Norwich during their arts week. There was loads of activities going on. I worked with 4 groups on expressive mark making. I took them through some warm up activities before we started on the BIG painting. There was sponging, scraping, dragging, smearing and of course squirting and dribbling paint. All the groups thoroughly explored the potential of paint and enjoyed the complicité of making a group piece. We made time lapses films of the painting which I will hopefully be able to post here later. I was very lucky to be in a room that had wipe clean walls and a very accommodating teacher, as we made quite a mess!
Really excited to be working with Seeing beyond and Tell me a tale on a gorgeous bit of multi sensory theatre called "Tunnels". I have had two days of rehearsals so far; one more to go before the performances at The Garage in Norwich on Monday. Quite a steep learning curve, but that's the way I like it!
These photos are from a session at SCVA working with the handling collection (my first time) and with a group of young people with special educational needs. The group had a very wide range of needs and abilities and I learnt a lot from working with them. I also learnt a lot (i.e what I won't do next time) from working with the handling collection and the brilliant practitioners in the Education Dept. there.