Collaborative drawing and body movement during an Arts Lab workshop with J McCree.

“Arts Lab femmes” by Tansy West. Another fabulous film by A level student and Arts Lab film volunteer, … this time capturing art workshop training for Torbay community builders.

“Freedom” by Tansy West (A level film student). The grand finale of a 10 week DAISI project supporting mental health in schools.

“Making Mondays” by Tansy West. Another great film by our Arts Lab film volunteer, capturing the mood of a typical Monday lunchtime workshop.

“Spontaneous” by Tansy West. Swathes of paper, acrylic paint and cards instead of brushes …. all participants collaborating. You get a sense why the studio’s a chilled place to be.

“Noisy Circles” by Sara & Art Machina team.

“In the Round” by James Rowden and Sara Downham-Lotto. – An illustration of the hope that’s out there! These guys from London’s Key4Life had a great day at Arts Lab. Thanks James Rowden for setting up the camera and putting this together (my music choice).

“Student Feedback” by Jake Moran (art foundation student). – A splice of feedback from one of our Kevicc Enrichment Days. 

“Prepping for youth offender visit” time-laps by  James Rowden. The GoPro was low on batteries, so this is all you get! Things were just about to hot up! Better luck next time.

“Enrichment Day 2” by  Jake Moran (Art Foundation student). The brief: to illustrate the energy, engagement and collaboration that goes on during a typical studio session. James Rowden guided Jake through each stage of the film-making process.

“Hacking Club I” by Kerry Smallman. “People brought in weird and wonderful projects they’d been working on, including pimped-up children’s toys, a modular synth and a bass guitar made from a pitch fork.  We also did some sonic experimentation by mic-ing up some giant slinkies.”

“Enrichment Day 1” by Zanna Lotto (A Level film graduate), produced by James Rowden. This sums up the creative energy and collaborative play ethos of everything we stand for. 26 year 8 students from Kevicc, Totnes had a fabulous day freely exploring film and painting techniques.

“School Curriculum Enrichment” time-laps by  James Rowden. Hooray! – energy, young people, collaboration and making the most of the fantastic studio space and grounds at Dartington.

“Black and White” by Zanna Lotto (A Level film graduate). Zanna (aged 18) started making this film when Arts Lab was based at Aller Park. She completed A Levels in Photography, Media and Film this year.

“Team building” by Miles Cooper. In exchange for a free team-building Monday morning session of collaborative painting, Miles Cooper from Cupcake Videos and VU Online put together this promotional video for Arts Lab. Music by Joakim on Soundcloud.

“Coffee” by Jake Moran (A Level film student). This lovely little film is the result of a successful collaboration at Arts Lab between James Rowden, professional film maker, and Jake Moran, A Level Film student at Kevicc. James writes: “When you make a film about an action as everyday as making coffee, the benefit is that you can really focus on the craft of shooting the film sequence rather than on the subject matter itself. When I originally trained with the BBC I think we filmed a sequence of boiling an egg!”

“Play” by Zanna Lotto (A Level film student). Put together from photographs of some past Downham-Lotto workshops, plus everyday ‘play’ scenes of the Lotto kids when younger, she’s cleverly synchronised the images with some of her favourite music from Metronomy. Great link here: James Rowden who’s working with Arts Lab, has just emailed – “I went to school with Joe Mount (the man behind Metronomy), who funnily enough grew up on Dartington estate just up the road from Aller Park.”

“Afternoon at Aller Park” by Zanna Lotto (A Level film student). Easter holidays and two Lotto kids in the studio, one reading between skateboard stunts; the other flexing her filming skills.