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Murals, Mosaics & Hoardings

 

School Improvement:

The Arts:

Curriculum Programmes

  • Cross-curricular learning – supporting English, Maths, Art
  • Applied learning on a live project
  • Links to topics, themes or events
  • Learning Outside the Classroom – using the school grounds as a learning environment

Skills Development | Arts Enrichment

  • Skills development – research, design, painting / mosaic techniques
  • Improving the school environment – temporary or permanent artworks
  • Developing student’s pride and ownership over their school environment

Description:

Projects start with a brainstorming session to develop ideas for the piece (often linked to a particular topic or event). Students research the topic and the work of artists before refining their designs, either selecting one idea, or incorporating elements from a number. These then lead to either hands-on practical workshops to realise the designs alongside a professional artist or commissioning the artist to create a professional finished work.

Example projects:

School – celebration of the school and it’s characteristics, school crests, logos or welcome signs

Literacy– creative writing or poetry

Themed spaces – e.g. Family Room, Sports Corridor, Science Labs

Landmarks, iconic buildings, places of special interest

Hoardings for capital programmes

Illustrative Outputs:

  • Planning, research and design sessions
  • Artist-led practical workshop sessions
  • High quality mural or mosaic installed in the school grounds
  • Launch / opening event for parents, peers and the wider community

Outcomes and Impact (taken from a recent outdoor project):

  • Raised attainment: 100% of students demonstrated an increase in skills, knowledge and/or understanding as a result of the project
  • Developed teamwork skills – worked cooperatively, sharing resources
  • Teachers reported feeling more confident to use artistic techniques in their teaching
  • Working outside allowed for the other staff and students at school to interact with the process and finished artwork

 

Testimonies:

“Students who usually struggle with large-scale drawing increased these skills.” Art Teacher

“The students have a sense of pride that they have been involved in changing their own school grounds.”  Deputy Head Teacher

“We would recommend the Bow Arts without hesitation.” Deputy Head Teacher

Project Costs:

From £1,425 + materials (based on 5 workshop days @ £270 per day + planning meeting @ £75)

Costs vary dependant on the number of class groups, workshop days and size of the commission

Contact:

Education & Learning

Bow Arts, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ

T:  020 8980 7774

E:  education@bowarts.com

W: www.bowarts.org