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Iniva Creative Learning

ArtLab

Iniva's schools project. Guest artists and creative therapists work with pupils to make the classroom an experimental ‘laboratory’

ArtLab workshops bring together emotionally informed themes with artist-led practices. They are delivered by a culturally diverse artist and an A Space therapist.

ArtLab workshops include:

– Pupils illustrating one of the four British values using collage and painted techniques

– Pupils introduced to books from Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library, searching for examples of other cultural or community values

– Working with a family therapist to collectively explore each other’s values, finding one value to represent in an artwork as a class.    

Commissioning a full ArtLab to be delivered over 12 weeks includes cost of:

– Commissioned artist & family or art therapist
– Project management & school liaison
– Lesson planning and prep time
– Exhibition of works at the Stuart Hall Library & class visit
– Visit from Stuart Hall Library staff to workshop session
– Commissioned artist creates a piece of artwork for the school leaving a legacy of the themes explored.

Midi ArtLab (6 weeks) and Mini ArtLab (3 week) projects are also available.

For more information on, or to commission an ArtLab project with Iniva Creative Learning contact:

Jenny Starr
jstarr@iniva.org 
0207 749 1247

 

ArtLab is an Iniva Creative Learning initiative. Guest artists from Iniva and creative therapists from A Space work with pupils using the classroom as an experimental ‘laboratory’. Workshops designed around contemporary art practices focus on an identified subject related to the curriculum. Exploration is opened up to include psychologically resonant themes, in particular, those featured in the Emotional Learning Cards co-published by Iniva and A Space. In parallel with the classroom input, selected Art Leaders collaborate closely with the artist to co-create inspirational gallery-standard works. Resources for teachers and educators are then produced based on the workshop programme, and are made available to download for free.

The A-Z of values project

The current ArtLab theme explores the meaning of values including ‘British values’. Who decides the values we live by? Are some values shared by all communities? Why does the current National Curriculum require that students learn about four core values – liberty, tolerance, democracy and respect for law? How do values give us a sense of belonging? These are the kinds of questions Year 4 pupils at Newport and Dawlish Primary Schools in Leyton have been investigating under a programme commissioned by the Opossum Federation and delivered in school by A Space and Iniva. See more about these projects below…