Worcester Arts Workshop is leading a new digital project called #WAWMantle, aimed at encouraging child-led creative activity.
With thanks to a Severn Arts and Worcestershire City Council Creative Connections grant, #WAWMantle is asking children to share their visual arts work with the wider community.
In a bid to promote opportunities for children to be creative during this time of social distancing, #WAWMantle project aims to help children interact with one another and their communities virtually, allowing meaningful social contact and live collaborative creative opportunities. In Mantle learning, children take on the role of expert, helping to increase their confidence, communication, critical thinking and creativity.
Hannah Phillips, Director at Worcester Arts Workshop said; “We believe that children learn best through creative child-led activity. The hope is that in sharing their projects and ideas and taking on the role of artist and teacher, young people can encourage and inspire each other.
We’ve launched the project with a theme to get young people thinking – ‘Your Favourite Character’. Whether it’s Harry Potter made from play doh or a painting of a Robot, we’d love to see the artwork and find out how it was made and what inspired it.”
The response to the project has been very positive so far, with local young people sending their photos and videos of pictures and sculptures they have made.
Worcester Arts Workshop would still love to hear from parents, carers and teachers, before the end of May. The theme is ‘Your Favourite Character’, but any ideas or creations are welcome! Adults can submit a photograph or video of finished work to firstname.lastname@example.org. By sending the email you will agree to the video / photograph being shared on social media and full details can be found at www.worcesterartsworkshop.org.uk.