Inspiring the next generation!
When I heard about the Share a bird scheme I had to get involved! An invitation to artists to make a bird which will be sent to participating schools as a gift. The aim to celebrate and highlight the diversity of artists and makers in the UK today and to demonstrate the importance of visual arts education for all.
For more info see the AccessArt website.
LATEST NEWS: Bird Tale flew to his new home this week. He now lives with the girls at Parkstone Grammar School in Poole. Art teacher Lizzie Sturdy contacted me to say
“Next term we are starting an Animals Project with our year 9 GCSE students and they will be looking at birds within this… we are hoping that they will go on to explore 3-D materials and produce a 3-D outcome for the project, so Bird Tale will most certainly help inspire them with this!
Sometimes our girls, who tend to be perfectionists, find it hard to stretch their imaginations and take risks with imaginative materials and mixed media so he is perfect to help us encourage them to go beyond the traditional sculpture materials and explore and experiment with more creative techniques!”
I am also thrilled and look forward to seeing images of the work the students produce. Thank you AccessArt for creating this wonderful scheme.