Specifically for young people with additional learning-needs, in special and mainstream schools, to enable young people to engage with the creative process and explore conservation, woodland archaeology and the seasons.
At Little Gate Farm (LGF) my aim will be to use artistic practice to actively engage students with the natural environment. The Arts Award will play a vital role in facilitating investigation, experimentation, exploration and discovery.
The focus of the Arts Award project will be ‘Art in the Environment’. Held weekly this project will consist of seven sessions, starting with an introduction to LGF, myself, the participants and the Arts Award course.
The Discover and Explore award will begin with a particular look at how Land and Environmental artists have utilised the environment to make work.
By showing such artistic approaches it is hoped not only to generate discussion of the notion of creativity but to inspire a broad and exciting sense of the potential of art in the environment.
Little Gate Farm is an Arts Award Supporter
Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible.
Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four accredited qualifications and an introductory award.
Visit the Arts Awards website for more information.
Woodland Jim has worked in schools and nurseries since 2007. Practical knowledge of the natural world and artistic creativity are key factors in his approach to working with people. Using a simple, hands on style he encourages an active curiosity about the environment.
He combines his outdoor learning skills and his professional art practice with over 25 years experience of tree surgery. Drawing from this wide range of life experiences gives him a wealth of ideas to promote an exciting, challenging and supportive Arts Award scheme.
He has a Diploma in Arboriculture and a Degree in Photography.
His artwork can be seen at jamesroseveare.wordpress.com