Schools Programme

"Our Woods" will be working with an extensive programme of activities for schools.

Our first ambition is to give every Key Stage 2 primary school child in Corby an opportunity to be part of this exciting project through working with artist, Sophie Cullinan. The project aims to offer every child who takes part:

  • To learn about the amazing woodlands in the middle of their town. Celebrate and enjoy them, thus take care of them
  • Create their own individual piece of art.
  • Bring their work together with all the other Primary school children involved to make a large art installation in Thoroughsale Woods for the weekend of the Festival Finale performances on 5, 6 & 7 May 2017. The performances will be in The Core and the audiences will be invited to walk down through the woodland to The Boating Lake where there will be a Light Projection on the lake and food in the cafe.

Secondly, two artists, Iris Bertz and John Bell will be working with a Secondary School to make willow based sculptured creatures to hang in the woods on the same May weekend. The children will research fantasy creatures, the woods in Corby & history of lanterns and then work in pairs on realising the lanterns.

Stemming from the research the children will present their ideas in drawings to the artists who will help them realise the ideas. The lanterns will be made from willow, which is one of the materials that grows in the woods.

Thirdly, Virginie Litzler will be working with both Primary and Secondary Schools. These will be experiential workshops aiming to shift how we might perceive trees and feel weightlessness in the forest using a series of looking devices All Virginie’s workshops will be led by Fermynwoods Contemporary Art supported by their Education Officer, James Steventon.

 

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