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An inspiring and information packed Conference held at the Copthorne Hotel this Thursday and easily one of the most Educationally Creative days I’ve ever attended!
Many thanks to Noel Dunne at Creative Alliance (www.creativealliance.org.uk) for “squeezing” me in at the 11th hour, and a huge thank you for all the organisers involved at the hotel and with The New World of School Leadership event itself.
Brilliant discussions presented by Professor Mick Waters, Charles Leadbeater and Paul Collard (Creativity, Culture and Education, NGO) made the day such a great event!
I hope that the attending School Heads had the “light-bulb” moments go on in the way some of us Industry Practitioners did.
70 pupils took their seats today for a bombardment of new and unusual ways of looking at creativity! My talks are usually a non stop information stream of fresh perspectives, showing people how to draw if they don’t think they can combined with motivational ideas, imagery and ways of looking at the world and design afresh. Today was no exception.
I have presented at Moseley School on several occasions to date, and bumped into some old “victims!” who told me they still used my ideas when the time came to be creative. Very encouraging!
Here’s looking to the spring term time when I’m going back in again, and many thanks once again to all teachers involved!
(Amazing how much attention something as simple as a coke can, can hold!)
A few people had asked a while ago about lifecasting, or making a mould then casting it, from someones face, hands or even whole body. They also wanted to see some more pictures of the headcast I did at Bentley Chemicals with Rob Price.
The Oomph Festival is on its way, come and have a look at some of the work we have done with Q3 Academy and Creative Partnerships and better still book a place at one of my CPD introductory sessions!…
Oomph! is a festival of creative exploration which will take place throughout the Black Country, Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire from 9th – 23rd November 2011. See more at http://oomphfestival.wordpress.com/
We are currently undergoing an extensive research period with local Early Years Education providers, Schools and Teachers to attempt to identify in which areas they may need additional support or information.
We think that the early years of children’s learning are vital for them develop happy and fulfilling lives as they grow. Creative use of their imaginations and the development of inventive, constructive thinking as well as Nurture and behavioural issues are at the forefront of our agenda.
So if you are reading this because you have recently been contacted by us and want to know more about our ethos, or what we’ve been up to recently in the schools creative arenas then please feel free to have a look around the site.
Our focus to date has been mainly but not exclusively on Keystages 3 and 4 with special attention aimed at Creative thinking and increasing IT based skills. We are now looking to take our experience, feedback from over a year’s worth of in school creative workshops, and fresh ideas and thoughts from teachers and people involved with early years and primary education, to develop modules and teaching aids for younger children.
We hope you find our site and ideas interesting and if you have any questions please feel to contact us by email or phone.
After recent discussions with several large corporate UK Brand Leaders, we are pleased to announce the introduction of the Easy Art Pro Corporate Creative Services branch of our business.
In addition to us recently establishing an office in the USA working along side the existing one in the UK, we are finding the way our portfolio of services on offer is expanding exciting.
The corporate wing of the company will assist traditional business, from small to multi-nationals, via workshops, seminars and lectures to creatively enhance their USP development, marketing and promotional strategies.
Talks are currently underway with companies in the UK and further developments will be posted here shortly.
A beautiful advert for the Touch Wood SH-08C mobile phone from Japanese mobile phone operator NTT Docomo. The ad features a xylophone rendition of ”Joy of Man’s Desiring” by JS Bach, played by a wooden ball rolling down a purpose-built xylophone in the middle of a forest…
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Wednesday evening saw the opening of Q3 pupil designed “in animi sonus” music and visual fused installation.
Invited guests were treated to a surreal exploration of students’ emotions, feelings and thoughts on life, expressed through sound-scapes, visual imagery and some bizarre props, all installed in spot lit darkness.
Sarah Mellors, Deputy Head of Q3 Academy commented:
“Never in my time at Q3 Academy have I ever seen anything like this, amazing work! I felt an array of emotions from sadness to joy, amazing maturity to vulnerability. I am overwhelmed!”
Creative Partnerships and Q3 Academy are considering potential plans for a public viewing of the installation next month and repetition of the event annually.
Special thanks go to Miss Burroughs, Miss Mellors and Mr Dawson for their assistance and enthusiasm on this project.
Interesting stuff! Watch this space for more news…
On the back of Q3 Academy’s Young Enterprise team winning a special recognition award for their anti bullying campaign idea, and after incredibly insightful recent talks with the Police Force, Childline and other organisations committed to ending bullying and crime levels within schools, we are pleased to announce the development, with advice directly gathered from these and other organisations, of elements within all creative modules we deliver that will investigate and analyse why bullying exists and how it can be tackled.
Special attention is also being given over the following weeks to develop stand alone, character-based creative modules where pupils can create virtual characters who interact with bullies, and learn coping and self-esteem raising strategies especially where “Cyber- Bullying” is concerned.
In an article on the BBC’s Live News Internet channel, Schools Secretary Ed Balls said cyber bullying had grown with technology and changes in society.
He added “”Cyber-bullying is a particularly insidious type of bullying as it can follow young people wherever they go…We now have an advanced approach to cyber bullying, thanks in no small part to the co-operation with the industry, teaching unions and charities.”
The guide being sent out to schools in England says Cyber bullying can be an extension of face-to-face bullying, “with technology providing the bully with another route to harass their target”.
Among the new guidance are tips for drawing up anti-bullying policies to cover cyber bullying, how to have offensive or malicious material removed from websites, and advice on confiscating equipment used in bullying, such as mobile phones.
At Easy Art Pro we are pleased to be working parallel with Government led initiatives to tackle issues like this that can disrupt a person’s education or feeling of safety.
Watch this space for more information about the new modules available for schools; new information will be posted as soon as it is available.