Opportunities for Pupils and Teachers

Outreach Support from Manchester School of Art
The Art & Design Outreach Team at Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University work in partnership with schools across Greater Manchester and Cheshire to raise the creative aspirations of young people through a variety of events and activities. Our programme for 2012-2013 has been designed to engage with learners from Year 4 up to Year 11 in creative events and activities that are both engaging and educational. Our programme for schools for 2011-2012 was really successful with the introduction of lots of new initiatives and record numbers of participants. In 2012-2013 we hope to build on this success, working more closely in partnership with schools.

Our Goals
We aim to deliver a strategic and inclusive programme of innovative public participation and learning programmes across the region that: • help to grow and diversify the audience for art and design in the region • have an ongoing legacy, through sustainable partnerships; and • that celebrate and champion graduate and undergraduate practitioners, “passing-on” expertise and innovation from Manchester School of Art.

Overview of Activities
We provide a programme of events at Manchester School of Art to engage your pupils and staff throughout the year, such as • • • • • • Interrogate the Art School Degree Show Visits Out of Schools Exhibition Designing Your Future HE Advice and Guidance talks Teachers Creative Network

Please keep reading the brochure for more information on the above! We can also provide • creative opportunities at your school • contact with artists and practitioners for artist-in-residence opportunities for your school • experienced graduate practitioners to run specific creative projects • undergraduate mentors to help with in-school projects or extracurricular clubs or activities • professional development opportunities for teachers • help, advice and support... just ask us! For more information please contact Clare Knox-Bentham at: c.knox-bentham@mmu.ac.uk

This activity can help you collect arts experiences towards your Arts Award

Interrogate the Art School
When? Monthly
A day for pupils to work with student Art & Design Mentors finding out what happens in the Manchester School of Art. Working in teams, using notebooks and cameras and accompanied by an experienced undergraduate Art & Design Mentor, pupils explore the faculty, cross-examine our students and record what they see and hear. The information gathered is then curated into a team presentation. This opportunity encourages participants to identify information pertinent to them and offers the opportunity to explore and research. Interrogation is undertaken during the morning session. Curation, selection and printing is completed over a working lunch, with final production and sharing of presentations in the afternoon. 9.30 am - 2.30 pm Numbers – maximum 30, minimum 5 (one Mentor per group of 5 pupils) Cost per pupil - £6.50 Please contact Clare Knox-Bentham at c.knox-bentham@mmu.ac.uk to book This workshop is also available as a primary school workshop. 9.30 am - 12.00 noon Cost per pupil £3

This activity can help you collect arts experiences towards your Arts Award

Degree Show Visits
When? 17th and 18th June 2013
Manchester School of Art’s Annual Degree show is held in June. This event showcases the work produced by our graduating students. An invaluable insight into current trends, innovation and practice in Art & Design, pupils also have the opportunity to talk to our graduating students about their undergraduate experience. Tours, led by student ambassadors and Art & Design Mentors are provided for schools and colleges. 10 am - 2.30 pm Guided tours available on request - please book at www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/engagement (one Mentor/ambassador per group of 10 pupils) Cost per pupil - Free

This activity can help you collect arts experiences towards your Arts Award

Out of Schools Exhibition
When? 28th June-8th July 2013
The 'Out of Schools' Show is an exhibition of pupil's work from schools across the region that showcases the exceptional achievements in art and design from early years to college students. The event provides an opportunity for schools to: • celebrate the achievements of their pupils • share best practice in the subject • show the value of the subject and its impact across the curriculum • provide an enriching experience beyond the classroom During the Exhibition we run Schools Visit Days 1-5th July Creative Week Workshops 1-5th July and weekend Fun Days for Families 29th June and 6th July If you would like to register your school’s interest in exhibiting in the Out of Schools show, please contact Clare Knox-Bentham at: c.knox-bentham@mmu.ac.uk All events are FREE

This activity can help you collect arts experiences towards your Arts Award

Designing Your Future
When? Summer School 15th-17th July 2013
What is an Art School? Is it just drawing, painting and sculpture? How will coming to Manchester School of Art help me find a job? What role does an Art Graduate have in the 21st century workplace? Come along to Manchester School of Art and immerse yourself in a 3-day experiential taster of what it’s like to be a student at Manchester School of Art, and what role Art & Design can play in your creative future. The three day taster course will allow you access to the University’s Art & Design facilities and there will be sessions run by our academic staff, graduates and students so you will be able to talk to representatives of all aspects of the undergraduate experience. Our academic staff will tell you about our undergraduate courses and where it could lead you in your career. And of course you will have fun making in a variety of media and hopefully create some really interesting work for your portfolio! This taster course is for Year 11/12 pupils. Places are limited and allocated by selected application only. 9.30 am - 2.30 pm Numbers – maximum 12 Cost per pupil - FREE We can also provide this course as a bespoke session for your school at other times throughout the year. Please contact Clare Knox-Bentham at: c.knox-bentham@mmu.ac.uk for further information.

Creative Educators and Practitioners Network
When? Meetings termly
The Creative Educators and Practitioners Network has been formed to aid educational and cultural organisations in the area in sharing information about creative learning opportunities for pupils and teachers in primary and secondary schools. Set up and hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University, the Network aims to aid educational and cultural organisations who offer creative learning opportunities to schools in the Greater Manchester/Lancashire/ Cheshire area in sharing information with teachers in schools and colleges and by offering support from Manchester School of Art. Eventually, we hope that this network will become a one-stop-shop for any teacher looking to enhance their teaching by collaborating with cultural organisations or practitioners, or by taking part in the numerous workshops available for both pupils and teachers offered by Manchester School of Art. Help us create this resource by joining the network now. To join the Network, contact Katie Lund on K.Lund@mmu.ac.uk

Can we help you with your ArtsAward?
Manchester School of Art welcomes schools and young people doing Arts Award. All of the activities outlined within this brochure could help your students to achieve an Arts Award. If you are already delivering Arts Award within your school please contact Clare Knox Bentham at c.knox-bentham@mmu.ac.uk to discuss how these activities could fit with your existing programme. If you are new to Arts Award, please see: www.artsaward.org.uk/schools for more information. Arts Award motivates and celebrates children and young people’s artistic achievements. Students aged 7 – 25 years can achieve an award through any arts, media or cultural activity such as music, literature, film-making or drama, and through technical and support roles such as arts marketing, stage lighting and web design. • Arts Award has five levels, four of which (Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold) are accredited qualifications on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). • Discover in an introductory level. • Arts Award connects children and young people with artists and cultural organisations. • The award champions personalised learning and recognises individual creative development. • The flexible framework provides structure for arts and cultural activities and projects.

One of our participants took the title of our workshop “Being Jackson Pollock” a little too literally!

We can also provide visits to your school/college’s Higher Education Advice and Guidance events to inform your pupils about how to choose a university and which Art & Design degree is best for them. Contact Clare Knox-Bentham at c.knox-bentham@mmu.ac.uk.

For more information about our events, to join our mailing list or to find out more about how Manchester School of Art can work with your school, contact Clare Knox-Bentham at:
Manchester School of Art Manchester Metropolitan University Telephone: 07725 810898 Email: c.knox-bentham@mmu.ac.uk

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