Impact Arts' Young Gallery programme is in full swing for the final project of the school term!
Bringing together P7 pupils from 3 primary schools in Glasgow’s East End, the project is building towards a vibrant summer festival in Alexandra Park on 22nd June 2017.
Our artists have been visiting Haghill Park, Carntyne and St Thomas’ primary schools to inspire the young people and introduce them to new ways of creating art.
In the past few weeks, the group have been trying their hand a light-painting, face paint and customising t-shirts.
The young artists are working on custom t-shirts, flags and interactive artwork for the event, which will be about celebrating diversity and bringing the community together.
There will also be a parade, an “around-the-world” photo-booth and giant Jenga.
The project aims to pass on new artistic skills to the children taking part while getting them to think about identity, who they are, and how they fit into their community.
For more about Young Gallery and our work with children, please visit theChildren section of our website.
Children from four nurseries in the East End of Glasgow were very excited to see their artwork exhibited at a wild jungle installation at Impact Arts' Young Gallery space last week.
The children, between the ages of 3 and 5, have been working with our artists-in-residence since the beginning of February. They have been looking at jungle animals through interactive sessions that involved creating artwork as part of sensory play and storytelling.
The four nurseries taking part in this block of our Young Gallery programme were Elba Lane Nursery School, Bridgeton Family Learning Centre, Helenslea Nursery School and Green Trees.
The children made brightly-coloured elephant decorations, a crocodile out of eggboxes, jungle leaves, and paper flames. All this came together to form a living breathing jungle installation, featuring videos of the play sessions that produced the artwork.
As part of the work, children got experience working as artists, were active, learned about pattern and colour, worked together as a group and engaged their imaginations.
The Into the Jungle exhibition will be open from the public between 12pm and 5pm on Thursday 6th April 2017 and Friday 7th April 2017. It will then be open between 12pm and 5pm from Tuesday 11th April 2017 until Friday 14th April 2017.
The Young Gallery programme is supported by the Robertson Trust, the Rayne Foundation and Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland. Find out more about Impact Arts' work with children here.
We have started working with P6s from Dalmarnock and St Anne's Primary Schools in the East End of Glasgow as part of our Young Gallery programme.
The theme running throughout this project is the topic of games and creative play, so with that in mind we visited Baltic Street Adventure Playground in Dalmarnock to help spark off some inspiration!
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