Bigger & Brighter: An Earlyarts Professional Development

Developing creativity through photography and ‘Big’ art work, this Earlyarts professional development day is suitable for artists, early years practitioners, heads of centres, cultural managers, local authority advisers, early years professionals, arts or cultural organisations.

Posted: 02/07/2012

The aim of the day is to develop practitioner’s skills and confidence in promoting children’s creativity through the use of photography and working on large scale 3D models.

The day will include a showcase presentation from Jo Belloli, Associate Producer/Early Years Programmer, Polka Theatre & Cath Rive, Artist-in-Residence, Eastwood Nursery School and Children’s CentreJo and Cath will showcase a project that took place last year which involved the children from Eastwood Nursery School using the Polka Theatre’s garden as a location for taking photographs.

There will also be two practical workshops:

Image, Object & Environment: Photography as a Starting Point for Learning with James Aldridge – exploring the role of photography for children in documenting and reflecting on their experience of their local environment. James will share examples from past creative learning projects with younger children, and you will have chance to explore and document your own local environment through photography and making.

Big Art with Simon Honey – giving you the confidence to think Big with the art you help children make. The workshop includes examples of Big art works created by young children and a hands on making session. You will work as a team to create a big artwork that children can help make and then play in.

Places are £60 for Earlyarts Free or non-Earlyarts members, or are included as part of an Earlyarts Bronze, Silver or Gold membership package, starting at £48 for one year.

Held at Cheam Resource Centre, 671 London Road, North Cheam, SM3 9DL

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