Daisi works with Primary and Secondary schools across the whole of Devon and Torbay, offering a wide range of creative experiences for children and young people. Workshops are always tailored to the individual needs and objectives of the school. To find out more about how to book a workshop at your school please click here. Here are some examples of recent Daisi artist school workshops:
Topsham Primary School – Mosaic artist Monica Shanta Brown, worked with children and their families to create a collaborative large scale piece of art, that was then displayed in the school’s reflective garden. The project was specifically aimed at engaging hard to reach families and was a powerful, fun and creative way of bringing everyone together in a shared venture.
Our Lady and St Patrick’s – All of Key Stage 2 were involved in a colourful and creative 2 day project, working with the artist and sculptor Peter Margerum, who specializes in using reclaimed items. The theme was around the seaside and through using found and recycled objects, the children created ‘Port Holes’, the project allowed discussion around environmental issues, recycling, as well as considering technical issues around construction.
Exmouth Community College – 3 artists spent 2 days working with groups of year10 students as part of their enrichment week. Three different art forms were explored whilst also supporting key units of work from the set art curriculum. Print making, illustration and sculpture were all covered in the two days and the students gained so much from working alongside a range of professional artists.
Tavistock College – A group of year 10 underachieving art students had the opportunity to work with an amazing cardboard sculptor James Lake, to help build their confidence and skill set in order to support their course work. They used the theme of ‘identity’ to really explore some aesthetic and technical issues.