This summer Leap Then Look are running two, week-long, summer schools for children aged 6-9 and 10-13 at Phoenix Brighton. Each will be a five-day adventure in contemporary art, where children will discover a range of new art making techniques through a mixture of structured and open-ended daily activities. The focus will be on working together, exploring our ideas practically, using a wide range of inspiring materials and looking at the work and processes of contemporary artists working now. Children will work with different media and technology to create their own images, videos, objects, performances and environments, always working BIG, trying things out in new and unexpected ways and asking questions.
The workshops will run Monday – Friday 9am till 5pm. At 4pm on the Friday of each week there will be an exhibition of the work made over the week: an opportunity for children to share what they have been doing with parents and to involve them in the things we have made and experiences we have had together.
The Summer School will offer children new ways of thinking about art, expanding their experience and expectations, teaching them how to use art making to pose and answer questions, developing a critical and questioning vocabulary. It will give them collaborative skills and develop a collective sense of pride in their work. Most of all it will be a fun and inspiring experience, building confidence, forming friendships and supporting well-being.