CAS provides arts leadership and works toward the goal of enabling more children to experience the arts. Our Creative Education Program is delivered through Artists Residencies, workshops, public art projects and our Art Bus, all of which can bring Arts Award courses and workshops to your organisation or community.
It is a categorical misconception of many that creativity resides solely in the art room at school. Challenging a paradigm, learning how to ask questions, and effect a change based upon your conclusion are powerful skills for life, and can be developed through all manners of artist intervention. CAS can arrange or design workshops ranging from one hour to year long projects according to your needs. We have worked on a one-to-one basis and with entire schools, we are also experienced collaborators and enjoy partnering with organisations to deliver creative education.
As you might expect from an artist-led organisation, the creative experiences we can offer your school or organisation are endless. Our Associates have specialisms that include video, drawing, installation, textiles, painting, photography and more. However, perhaps our greatest asset is the ability to creatively adapt to situations, and deliver inventive solutions that challenge and test a participant. We are also an Arts Award Hub which means we can deliver projects for young people between the ages of 7 and 21 that award nationally recognised Arts Award qualifications.
Our Education Project Residency (EPR Program) places new graduate artists in schools for up to 6 months, each Education Project is unique and school pupils benefit from fresh and inspiring arts opportunities, tailored to fit them and their school. Our artists have built fires, used potatoes, created film sets, invented archives, formed publishing groups and so on, all whilst stretching the way a person thinks, connects and questions. We have used these methods to raise literacy standards, improve self-esteem, teach maths, history, geography and anything else that comes our way.
Since 2009 we have been working with a range of demographics including infant schools, junior schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities, community groups, elders, special needs schools, youth offending teams, young carers, foreign communities as well as the general public. We’re qualified and flexible.