Developing young people-led digital arts practice

Students from 5 Devon schools spent 3 days creating their own digital visual artworks alongside 5 practicing digital artists as Daisi’s partnership projects Art Machina and Museum Machina go live.

The young people explored all sorts of new ways into their creativity, using new technology apps and integrating traditional visual art techniques with new-found material sourced though coding, social networking, and other digital platforms.

The young artists reported that they:

  • valued being able to see and talk about artists working practice, which gave them fresh ideas
  • were inspired by seeing diverse and different work as sources of inspiration, including museum objects
  • learnt new skills and techniques, and were encouraged and motivated by this
  • were inspired to try new elements on digital programmes they were already familiar with
  • found out about new digital programmes and how they were more effective than ones they had previously been using
  • enjoyed the sense of collaborating with artists as co-workers
  • enjoyed being part of a group and sharing work ideas

“I got a lot of inspiration from her (artist) work and thinking about how to translate from being a drawing to a physical thing, being encouraged to think more about how it could work in 3D with a laser printer.”

Young Art Machina participant, 2017

Follow the link to find out more about Art Machina and Museum Machina

Art Machina and Museum Machina are supported by Arts Council England, RAMM, and Plymouth History Centre.