Art and Eco Creativity – Holiday Activity Programme for Devon Teens

02/08/21 to 26/08/21
10.00am - 1.00pm
The Boniface Centre, Crediton, UK
Significant Seams- Art and Eco Creativity Programme

About the Event

Significant Seams is running a 16 day arts programme in August for 11-16 year olds on behalf of Devon County Council: spaces on the programme are free for any young person in receipt of free school meals, on the SEND register, or otherwise classed as vulnerable (including Young carers, those in the foster system, etc) and one friend each!

There are also travel bursaries to support young people from elsewhere in Devon to travel to Crediton to attend.

A 16-day arts-based holiday activity programme for (24) 11-16 year olds which explores making, ecology, and connections between individuals, community and their wellbeing and environment via fun, project-based activities with outstanding regional, national, and international artists of note. Booking opens 12 July for month long booking and opens 19 July for weekly places, subject to availability.

Week 1 (2 – 5 August ) Textile techniques and nature as source material (nature and connectedness) Significant Seams and #MothstoaFlame

Week 2 (9 – 12 August ) Visual art: drawing and painting with Arts Lab (nature and meaning) Sara Downham-Lotto and Matthew O’Halloran

Week 3 ( 16- 19 August) Sculpting with Paper (nature and identity) James Lake

Week 4 (23- 26 August) Craftivism (nature and empowerment) Sig Seams and #MothstoaFlame

Participants will have the opportunity to pursue a nationally recognised certification, Arts Award at Bronze level, and activity can count towards ‘Skill’ learning for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Supporting materials and guidance to be provided. A hot meal served everyday, along with programme integrated nutrition and budgeting advice.

Significant Seams uses textiles and craft to build community and empower people in vulnerable life moments. Their artists are specialists in working with vulnerable people, and bring lived experience of trauma or mental ill health. They measure impact using the CHIME model – evaluating Connectedness, Hope, Identity, Meaning and Empowerment changes – learned from our engagement with the EU funded ‘Art and Social Change’ project and Dr Theo Stickley (Uni. of Nottingham). It emerges from mental health recovery medicine and the 5 ways to wellbeing.

How to Book

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