Every Child Is An Artist

Creativity is an essential part of childrens’ self expression, addressing their health and wellbeing, and learning development needs. Our programme Every Child Is An Artist aims to develop the people, skills, ability, opportunities and space needed for art and creativity to flourish in schools. We bring our team of amazing Artists into school to work with the children. We create new works of art with the children for their community.

We are working with Augmented Reality, 3D scanning and printing, re-purposing and designing with Little Bits and Makey Makey, creating films and animations with comic life, vine and other stuff. Pulling it all together in a virtual world the children and parents can down load, find the AR codes in the community.
In Visual Arts we have been exploring the theme of Our Community. The children have been working with ceramics, upcycled art, screen printing and sculpture. The end of term exhibition opened to the friends, families and school community.
The project concluded its first year with a focus on performing arts: voice work, dance, drama and electronic music composition. Every Child Is An Artist develops the skills and innate ability of children, led by practicing artists at the forefront of their disciplines.

The whole project is delivered by Mercurial’s team of artists, who make and present work professionally. We are experienced in communicating our arts practice in educational settings and this is what enables us to really stretch the children’s imagination and ability.

If your interested in Every Child Is An Artist for your school, please contact us

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  1. […] of a small group of artists working with pupils at Oasis Hobmoor Academy, Birmingham as part of the Every Child is an Artist project, an initiative led by Oliver Scott of Mercurial Dance which seeks to uncover and nurture […]

  2. […] Every Child Is An Artist is a nationally ground breaking programme led by Coventry-based Mercurial Arts that aims to develop the artistic skills abilities of all the children in Oasis Academy Hobmoor primary school in Yardley. They are currently looking for up to four artists with differing practices (such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, design, crafts, textiles…) who can deliver regular sessions with the children during the spring term. […]

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