The prospect of becoming involved with the InOrbit project, a series of 3 art planetary installations, created by artist Luke Jerman filled me with a great sense of excitement.
I was engaged to provide child focused art activities to tie in with the themes of The Earth, The Moon and Planet Mars. After much carefully considered thought and research I decided upon a simple space oriented craft activity to occupy, educate and stimulate a child’s curiosity about the wider universe.
During the initial half term school holidays family groups enthusiastically took part in my art workshops. Over 3 consecutive days the morning sessions lasted through into the afternoons. A constant flow of children spending quality time with their family and friends away from video games and social media.
During the duration of the six week exhibition I hosted art workshops for various schools in the local area.
The response was overwhelmingly positive and the children shared in an immersive, fulfilling experience.
Working in conjunction with the exhibition, I was able to provide an opportunity for families to participate in rewarding activities, crafts, model making, colouring, painting all of which enhanced their visit.
I also found great satisfaction in teaching basic digital techniques to a selection of people who attended my workshops. It was so enjoyable to pass on my experience in manipulating personal photographs and artwork.
Judging by the feedback I collated, my entire art driven project impressed everyone who took part. It brought together members of the local community and the overall consensus was that more such projects should be organised.
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