I've recently been working with a lovely group of year 8 students from the Bluecoat CofE School in Coventry on a project called 'Crafting Enterprise' as part of the Made in the Middle Exhibition curated by Craftspace.
The students are about to take their GCSE options and the aim of the project was to show the great diversity of careers and skills that pursuing creative education options can offer. With the support of project co-ordinator, Helen Tomkins, the students will complete their bronze Arts Award through the work done during this project.
As lead artist, my role was to offer taster sessions in metalworking, textiles and photoshop. The students and I worked together to gather primary research, apply their new skills and develop products which the students then sold at Making Merry, a craft fair at the Herbert Gallery in Coventry.
I'm exceptionally proud of what the students created and would like to share this wonderful film made by Jam AV....