2016 was another extremely successful year for the Trust. We worked with more than 10,000 people, which is a record number for us, and we welcomed an increasingly diverse range of groups from schools, colleges, universities, specialist and community groups to the sculpture park. The quality of our programme was highlighted when our Head of Education, Emma Kerr, won The Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education 2016. View our programme of past events for 2016 here.
Please note that booking is essential for all our events. To book places or to enquire about any of our events please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01980 862802
2017 Events Programme
Summer 2017 Family Workshop Programme:
Places strictly limited, booking essential
£5 per child*, Ages 6 – 13, No cost for accompanying adult(s)
*Please note all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Art Explorers: We’re going on a Sculpture Quest!
Wednesday 9 August, 10am – 12.30pm
Families will be led on a fun interactive tour of the sculpture park at Roche Court, with particular focus on a selection of sculptures that encourage exploration and adventure. We will create our own sculptures in response to this. All will join in practical activities and discussion.
Fields, Planes and Lines
Thursday 17 August, 10am – 12.30pm
Exploring the current exhibition by Andrea Zittel, we will use her ‘Flat Fields’ as inspiration to consider fields, planes and lines. Like the artist, we will consider links between art and architecture, the art of everyday life and the placement of art. We will use our findings to inspire new ‘platform’ artworks of our own.
Neo-Geo: Messages through shapes
Wednesday 23 August, 10am – 12.30pm
What is Neo-geometry? How and why do artists share their ideas through shapes? Why does it look so amazing? How can I create something like that? We will explore the newly installed ‘Neo-Geometry: Group Painting Show’ and find answers to these questions. We will then use our experiences to create our own Neo-Geometry!
Thursday 10 August 2017
11am – 4pm
Free, please supply your own picnic
We invite you to come and join us for a summer picnic in the sculpture park. Roche Court Educational Trust staff will host the day to develop your understanding of the sculptures in the park and the work we do within arts education. Family and friends are welcome to join us and there will be optional activities for children to take part in
With Jamie Hobson, Programme Director of Graphic Communication, London College of Communication
Tuesday 10 October 2017
5pm – 7pm, free with light refreshments
Join us for a special tour of the current exhibitions at the New Art Centre. To celebrate the BIG draw campaign, Jamie Hobson, from London College of Communication, will give a presentation on ways that ‘non-drawers’ such as scientists, engineers, doctors, electricians and plumbers use drawing as an aid to inform, explain, analyse, innovate, explore and deduce. Jamie will also lead an interactive workshop ‘But I Can’t Draw’ to explore thinking through drawing.
Artist Talk: Toby Ziegler
Monday 16 October 2017
2pm – 4pm
Free, booking essential – limited places
Toby Ziegler will talk about his current exhibition at the New Art Centre. The event will be a unique opportunity to hear the artist’s perspective about his practice and the themes surrounding his work. The audience will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition before listening to the talk.
Thursday 9 November 2017
£5 per student
Suitable for sixth form, college and university students.
A one day seminar for students to find out more about careers in art, craft and design from professionals in the sector. The day will introduce the importance of making and how creativity is applied in a variety of roles within art, craft and design. Guest speakers will present their roles and student delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain practical advice from professionals, supporting their own studies and future careers.
ARTiculation Support Session at the New Art Centre
Wednesday 15 November 2017
5pm – 7pm
Year 12- 13 students
Free, limited places
FREE support session developing critical thinking, visual analysis, and public speaking skills
ARTiculation Support Sessions are designed to provide students wishing to take part in ARTiculation with the opportunity to ask questions and talk about their selected artwork, artefact or architecture. During this two-hour session, students will:
- meet with an ARTiculation Alumni and get the chance to hear about their experience
- learn how to conquer nerves, physically prepare, and successfully deliver a presentation to large audiences
- practice at being an ARTiculation Adjudicator
- introduce and talk about their selected artwork, artefact or architecture
ARTiculation supports the national Arts Award initiative for both Silver and Gold (gaining up to 16 UCAS points), the EPQ, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and UCAS personal statements.