Casting Connections

the arts societyandover-college-logoWe are delighted to have partnered with Andover College to deliver a new project with Winton Community Academy entitled ‘Casting Connections’, supported by The Arts Society Test Valley. Workshops were held over the Autumn term 2017 at both the New Art Centre and Andover College to ensure positive introductions to local cultural spaces and the possibilities of further education for the students involved.

Year 9 students had the opportunity to take inspiration from the sculptures at Roche Court during their research visit:

Winton Academy students with (from left to right) Peter Randall-Page 'Shapes in the Clouds', Allen Jones 'Femme Assise' and Toby Ziegler 'Self-Portrait of Reclining Nude II, 1927' © the artists and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Winton Academy students with (from left to right) Peter Randall-Page ‘Shapes in the Clouds’, Allen Jones ‘Femme Assise’ and Toby Ziegler ‘Self-Portrait of Reclining Nude II, 1927′ © the artists and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

 

Students then used the sculptures and their research during their visit to Andover College through the creation of their own artworks. During this workshop students were introduced to new processes such as casting and etching:

Winton Academy student visit to Andover College © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Winton Academy student visit to Andover College © The Roche Court Educational Trust

 

The project culminated in an exciting exhibition of the students’ own sculptures in the new exhibition space at Andover College in December 2017.

Winton Community Academy students' artwork © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Winton Community Academy students’ artwork © The Roche Court Educational Trust

 

If you are interested in being involved in ‘Casting Connections’ please do contact us.