February 2018 – Collaborative drawing and body movement during an Arts Lab workshop with J McCree.
February 2018 – “Arts Lab femmes” by Tansy West. Yet another fabulous film by A level student and Arts Lab film intern, Tansy … this time capturing some art workshop training for Torbay community builders.
February 2018 – “Freedom” by Tansy West. The grand finale of a 10 week DAISI project supporting mental health in schools.
December 2017 – “Making Mondays” by Tansy West. Another great film by our Arts Lab film intern, capturing the mood of a typical Monday lunchtime workshop.
October 2017 – “Spontaneous” by Tansy West. As Arts Lab’s film intern, Tansy West, a sixth form film student from Kevicc in Totnes, made this beautiful short film. Her take on it – ‘spontaneous’ – was a result of the impromptu nature of the Making Mondays workshop making use of swathes of paper, acrylic paint and cards instead of brushes …. and all participants collaborating. You get a sense why the studio’s a chilled place to be.
June 2017 – “Noisy Circles” by Sara & Art Machina team. Recently I was invited to take part in a DAISI workshop in Exeter encouraging artists to ‘get more digital’. Art Machina is a project run by Sam Eyres in partnership with DAISI (Devon Artists in Schools Initiative). It supports young people in Devon to work with professional artists to explore new innovations in digital media. Addressing the reality of young people’s attachment to digital technology, the idea is to expose them to additional ways of using this medium in creatively expressive ways. Hence the role of the artist. We were shown interesting examples of how to incorporate digital techniques and processes in our visual art work with young people. Helen Snell, Laura Denning and Tony Minion all use digital technologies in their work in contrasting ways. They presented some of the work they had done in schools, giving some great ideas to take away.
Juneau Projects and the other presenters got us all creating stuff ourselves which was really exciting. In 20 minutes our little group made this film. Think of how much further young people could take these ideas with their superior knowledge of the medium. And the input of spicy creativity from artists working alongside these experts lends itself to some exciting outcomes.