Monday, 25 January 2016

What's happening at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre.


                        


 

We hope you have all had a great autumn term and enjoyed your Christmas holidays.
We have lots of innovative and engaging ways for schools to get the most out of our exhibitions this year.
20-21 Visual Arts Centre offers the following should you be interested for the future.
Self guided tours which are free, we just ask that you let us know.
Guided tours which cost £15 but you have a Learning Assistant to take you around the gallery and give you additional information on the building and exhibitions.
Both the above can be enhanced by booking the Activity Table for £1 per child and they can create a piece of work relating to the exhibitions.
We also offer core workshops and bespoke workshops. Starting from just £4 per pupil.
Core workshops are workshops that have already been planned and are slightly cheaper. They are clay, print and shadow puppet based.
Bespoke workshops are designed to your chosen topics.
The above (except print) can be delivered here at 20-21 or as outreach at your school.
We also offer project work, after school clubs and teacher training.
Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding what we can offer.

 
A fresh facelift for 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

If you haven’t visited 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in the last couple of months why not pop along and see the brand new facilities we have. There is a new cafe, shop and toilet facilities along with a fantastic refurbished education room which is now known as Space at 20-21. This room is available for hire by the hour and for a full day. It is also where our education workshops are held.
 

‘Arts for All’ a fun way to learn together.

Since September 2015, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre has been delivering an exciting new project called Arts for All at Crosby Primary. We have taken key foundation tools of art such as drawing, colour and painting to develop a year long programme to up-skill teachers and pupils together. So far the whole school has received 13 sessions based on observational drawing skills using pencils, pens and charcoal. There has been lots of fantastic work, excellent feedback and many black, charcoal hands but great fun was had by all.  We are looking forward to this terms sessions.

 

 

Teacher Training at 20-21
 
A Stitch in Time Saves Nine with artist Tabitha Moses
Tuesday 22 March 2:30pm to 5:30pm
 
Enjoy the opportunity to network over refreshments.
Be introduced to our facilities, resources and education team.
Be inspired by a guided tour of our exhibitions and education spaces.
Take Part in taster activities, including Geometric Shape Sewing and Co-ordinate Sewing.
Discover ways to inspire your pupils by using the arts, embroidery and numeracy links.
 
 
For booking and further information please contact us on 01724 297070.

 

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Coming Soon
Animotion


24 October to 9 January




Animotion celebrates animation in all its forms. With a focus on interactivity and pushing new and traditional animation techniques. This exhibition promises to be a colourful and inspiring exhibition for all to enjoy.


Works include time-lapse animation with a giant zoetrope, colourful projections on the inside of a giant Day of the Dead inspired sugar skull, and interactive origami inspired artworks.


The exhibition is partnered with Academy Award winners Aardman Animations and presents an interactive Animate It! zone where visitors will be able to learn about Aardman’s film-making process and experiment with techniques including green-screen, stop-motion and zoetropes.


This fantastic exhibition will be of interest for English, Media, Drama, IT, PSHE and Art curriculum topics.
Why not bring your class along for a guided tour and book our activity table to complete a great opportunity to experience this interactive exhibition.
We also offer a wide range of workshops and projects tailoured to your needs.







Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Education at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre for 2015/16


 
We hope you have all had a great year and enjoyed your summer holidays.
 
We have heaps of innovative and engaging ways for schools to get the most out of our exhibitions this year.




October Half Term 2015

This October half term is full of fantastic creative  opportunities for families and young people here at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre. October 24 sees the opening of two amazing exhibitions, Animotion and Memorial Structure, an exhibition by artist Robert Koenig. Our Big Draw event is on the same day where there will be two artist led workshops and the chance to meet artist Robert Koenig. During the week there will be other artist led workshops linked to the Animotion exhibition and Saturday 31 October sees our Pumpkin Madness, Pumpkin Day.

 


Coming Soon
 
Animotion

24 October to 9 January

 

Animotion celebrates animation in all its forms. With a focus on interactivity and pushing new and traditional animation techniques. This exhibition promises to be a colourful and inspiring exhibition for all to enjoy.

Works include time-lapse animation with a giant  zoetrope, colourful projections on the inside of a giant Day of the Dead inspired sugar skull, and interactive origami inspired artworks.

The exhibition is partnered with Academy Award  winners Aardman Animations and presents an        interactive Animate It! zone where visitors will be able to learn about Aardman’s film-making process and experiment with techniques including green-screen, stop-motion and zoetropes. 

This fantastic exhibition will be of interest for English, Media, Drama, IT, PSHE and Art curriculum topics.

 



 

Memorial Structure an exhibition by artist Robert Koenig
24 October 2015 to 20 February 2016 
 
Artist, Robert Koenig will be making a major new piece of work especially for the church space. The installation will create a space for contemplation, recollection and  reminiscence, decorated inside by using differing techniques that Robert has mastered over the past 35 years. Reliefs and sculptural carvings in his distinctive style will tackle themes of migration, loss, discrimination, fear and collective responsibility.
This new commission will be of interest for DT, PSHE, History, Geography and Art subjects.
 

 
Project work at 
20-21 Visual Arts Centre
20-21 Visual Arts Centre is committed to supporting education for all ages. If you have any ideas or projects you would like to develop we are more than happy to help.  We have experience in Teacher Training, After School Clubs, Whole School Art Development, Arts Award delivery, Community Artist led projects and more.

If you would like more information or just a chat about any of the above please contact us.

 

 
 
 

 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Exciting exhibition for 20-21 Visual Arts Centre


We’ve got a really exciting year ahead of us with some of our most ambitious shows yet. Of course, as ever, we will have heaps of innovative and engaging ways for schools to get the most out of our exhibitions.



One of the best-loved pieces by internationally renowned artist, Antony Gormley, comes to 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in March.

 
20-21 Visual Arts Centre is delighted to present one of the iconic works of British sculpture, on loan from the collection of Arts Council England.
World-renowned artist, Antony Gormley is known for his distinctive representations of the human form which include Gateshead’s monumental Angel of the North and Another Place, an installation of 100 life-sized cast iron figures at  Crosby Beach near Merseyside. 
Created in 1993, Field for the British Isles comprises of roughly 40,000 clay figures, sculpted by 100 pupils and their extended families from two schools in St Helens. Gormley was keen to see three generations—grandparents, parents and children—working together to create the piece.
Gormley describes the work as;
“...twenty-five tonnes of clay, energised by fire, sensitised by touch and made conscious by being given eyes… a field of gazes which looks at the observer making him or her its subject”.
 
There will be an education pack available for schools to make the most out of a visit to see this moving installation. We will also be offering a clay workshop where your school can have their own Field Sculpture.                                                  

The Field for the British Isles opens on 14 March and runs to 27 June.
There are a number of educational opportunities available with all our exhibitions, from self-guided tours to workshops created just for you on any topic. For more information, please get in touch.
Email: education.2021@northlincs.gov.uk    
 

Monday, 15 December 2014

Students and Pupils, Old and Young, All Enjoying 20-21

Last Thursday (4 December) was a busy one here at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre as we welcomed visitors from both St Luke's Primary School and North Lindsey College. 

The group from St Luke's came to look at Nick Sharratt's 'Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants' exhibition. The exhibition explores the colourful world of  internationally-renowned author and illustrator, Nick Sharratt, so it is excellent for school groups to explore not only art and design, but also literacy.


Visitors enjoying the Nick Sharratt dressing up box

The neoprene costumes in the exhibition, based on some of Nick's illustrations, proved to be really popular with both staff and pupils!


Whilst they were here, the St Luke's pupils also made use of our Activity Table. Using ideas from Nick Sharratt's lift-the-flaps books 'Fancy Dress Farmyard' and 'Fancy Dress Jungle', they designed their own fancy dress costume for a sheep, pig or chicken. 


Fancy Dress Jungle, Nick Sharratt

Photography students from North Lindsey College, meanwhile, came to look at Simon Longworth's photographs. Brought up in Winteron, Simon worked as an army photographer during a 6 month tour of Afghanistan, documenting army life from the dramatic to the mundane. 
Simon Longworth's exhibition

Although they came primarily for Simon's poignant photographs, the students just couldn't resist a quick snap of themselves in our Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants comic façade - and we don't blame them!

(Not the NLC students - they wouldn't let us ruin their street cred')


St Luke's joins the expanding list of schools that have visited or organised a visit to see Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants here at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre. Don't worry if your school haven't booked their visit yet, there is still time before the exhibition closes on 21 February. 
You can contact us to book a visit to any of our exhibitions for your school or college on 01724 297070, or email us at education.2021@northlincs.gov.uk.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Scunthorpe C of E - Master Puppeteers!

On Wednesday, 3 December, Scunthorpe Church of England Primary School came to 20-21 to have a look at our Nick Sharratt exhibition and then have a workshop on puppet-making! 


Everyone hard at work creating their puppets

The year 1s at Scunthorpe CofE have been looking at the topic of toys and came to 20-21 to try their hands at making their own.

Talk to the puppet

Looking around the Nick Sharratt, 'Pirates Pants and Wellyphants' exhibition, the children took ideas about the different types of characters they could make; human, animal or otherwise! 

Back in the Education Room, the children designed their own characters on paper using ideas from the exhibition and then learnt how to bring their characters to life as their very own puppets - even making them talk!





Each child took their puppet home and we were really impressed with their imaginative characters.


If you would like your school to become master puppeteers too, or to organise your own tour and workshop, please get in touch on 01724 297070, or email us at education.2021@northlincs.gov.uk










Monday, 1 December 2014

Spaces Still Available for the 20-21 Teachers' Group

The 20-21 Teachers' Group is a space for arts educators across all sectors and Key Stages to meet, share ideas and learn new skills in the arts.

The first Teachers' Group session was held on 14th October and delivered by artist Dominic Heffer, who focused on improving drawing skills.




We received some fantastic feedback from teachers from the first session;

"Very informative. Lovely atmosphere. Super interaction with others. Expert, exciting knowledge, super delivery. Many thanks, a very enjoyable experience."

"Superb workshop with excellent instruction. I feel much more confident about trying drawing activities in school myself now." 

But don't worry if you weren't there, you haven't missed out as the 20-21 Teacher's Group still has places available!

Artist Linda Ingham will deliver the next session on improving painting skills on 27th January.Then in April, Alexis Rago will lead the group in a different direction and focus on using clay to coincide with Anthony Gormley's, The Field, here at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre. 

20-21 Teacher's Group meet three times every academic year and membership costs only £120. However, joining now will mean a reduced rate of only £80 for the rest of the academic year.


Being a member of the 20-21 Teacher's group, you also receive the following benefits:
  • 10% discount on your school workshop bookings,
  • 10% discount on all Teacher Training,
  • One FREE Guided Tour per school year,
  • 10% discount in 20-21’s café and gift shop for the named teacher for the school year,
  • A one-to-one consultation meeting with an experienced arts educator worth £50.


If you are interested in joining the Teacher's Group at 20-21, please do not hesitate to contact us on education.2021@northlincs.gov.uk or by calling 01724 297070.