Central Beds Art Drop

About

During the school summer holidays, BCA provided art packs and online workshops for local children.

This was part of a Department of Education funded scheme called Holiday Activities and Food Programme. 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.

Elaine Midgley, Director said: “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.”

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!

Working with local artists Anne-Marie Abbate, Sophie Bennett, and Sara Turner we developed three very different workshops. Anne-Marie’s video explores how to create an ocean scene complete with turtles, clownfish, jellyfish and start fish. Sophie Bennett’s video inspires people to get into poetry and find words to describe the ocean and all its glory. And finally, Sara Turner’s video ‘Music and sounds’ reveals how household items can be used to make an underwater soundscape.

What’s stopping you? Start the commotion!

Sea Life Arts & Crafts with Anne-Marie Abbate

Film Credit: Andy Willsher

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Magic Shell Poetry Writing with Sophie Bennett

Film Credit: Andy Willsher

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Music and Sounds of the Sea with Sara Turner

Film Credit: Andy Willsher

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Associate Producers

Anne-Marie Abbate