James Rowden’s support of Kevicc film students has continued; with his help and guidance, Jake went on to make a couple more films for Arts Lab and Zanna Lotto, another A Level student, made at least three. As the new film intern, Tansy West, currently in Yr12, will no doubt also benefit.
Curriculum Enrichment Days
A month after Arts Lab moved to its new and current home at Studio 20 of Dartington Space, Kevicc students came for a day of curriculum enrichment. This saw the project at its best: energy, young people, collaboration and making the most of the fantastic studio space and grounds at Dartington. 26 year 8 Kevicc students came for the day with film and media tutor Martin Walker. Working alongside James Rowden, recent film and photography Kevicc graduate Zanna Lotto and the painter, Sara Dowmham-Lotto, every young person had the day to explore and experiment with film and painting. We gave them freedom to express themselves and ‘play’ in both disciplines, to use the materials and equipment at hand, making the most of the guidance and expertise of professionals. The aim – to create work that reflects the ethos of Arts Lab in paintings and film: a) for an exhibition in early December at Dartington and then in January at Birdwood House, Totnes; b) as promotional material for other young people who would benefit from Arts Lab visits. All photographs and time-lapse film were taken/made by James on the day, and Zanna (with some producing help from James) created the film ‘Enrichment Day’ shown at the top of this page.