Central Bedfordshire Art Drop: commotion in the ocean
We teamed up with Anne-Marie Abbate, Sophie Bennett and Sara Turner to create art packs and online workshops for children.
Artists & Associates
During the school summer holidays, BCA provided art packs and online workshops for local children. The aim was to provide 600 children aged 5-12 with fun and enriching activities designed to develop new skills and consolidate existing ones. All provisions had to be SEND inclusive too.
BCA proposed three different activities including art and craft, music and literature. Each area was developed into a physical pack of equipment supported by a worksheet, a pre-recorded video explaining the activity to the children and finally, a Zoom workshop that the children could sign up to for additional support and interaction through the activity.
We were happy to support such a great scheme especially for children who could really benefit from it. Getting them to engage with the arts using skills they have learnt at school is a great way to encourage their creativity and imagination. The videos and worksheets are all available on our website so more children can benefit from them.”Elaine Midgley, Director of Bedford Creative Arts
Commotion in the Ocean
We can put a man on the moon but we can’t reach the bottom of the sea. It is a vast, beautiful underwater landscape ready to be explored. It is also a great way to spark imagination and that is exactly what the Commotion in the Ocean workshops and worksheets are all about!
This was part of a Department of Education funded scheme called Holiday Activities and Food Programme.