Upcoming Events

From left to right: 'In The Frame' Careers Consultation evening, Exchanges Research Visit with David Nash, 'Black Butt', 'Paper Like Steel' Teacher CPD day with artist Olivia Bax © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

From left to right: ‘In The Frame’ Careers Consultation evening © The Roche Court Educational Trust Exchanges Research Visit with David Nash, ‘Black Butt’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park ‘Paper Like Steel’ Teacher CPD day with artist Olivia Bax © The Roche Court Educational Trust

In 2017 The Roche Court Educational Trust has welcomed an increasingly diverse audience to take part in our programme which enables all to look, think and speak about modern and contemporary art. Our record number of participants is particularly pertinent given the current climate of arts education and demonstrates our value and vitality in these changing times. We are extremely proud that we are sustaining participation whilst diversifying our audience. In 2017 the Trust has engaged directly with young people and specialist groups through over 200 educational activities and events held across the year.

View our 2017 highlights here

2018 Events Programme

Arts Curriculum Planning and Suppport event 2017    © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Arts Curriculum Planning and Suppport event 2017
© The Roche Court Educational Trust

Primary Arts Curriculum Creative Ideas Workshop

Thursday 24 May 2018

5pm – 7pm at the New Art Centre, Roche Court

Free with light refreshments
Booking essential, limited places

Creativity plays an important role in engaging children in learning, and the Arts can be woven throughout the curriculum to engage children with fascinating narratives, prompt discussion and offer opportunities for them to express ideas and learn artistic skills. Join us for an after school workshop to explore and discuss ideas for your arts curriculum with other teachers and professionals from a range of local arts and heritage organisations.

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Conrad Shawcross, 'Monolith (Optic) © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Conrad Shawcross, ‘Monolith (Optic) © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Family Workshop: A Peek into Other Worlds

Tuesday 29 May 2018 10am-12.30pm at The New Art Centre, Roche Court

£5 per child*, Ages 6 – 13. Please note that places are strictly limited and booking is essential
Although there is no cost for the accompanying adult(s) we are very grateful for donations to the Trust

Join us to see the world through many different goggles, peek into places and ideas that inspire the sculptors exhibiting in the Park, then create your own miniature world in a practical workshop.

*Please note all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

 

Gramounce Slab and Hole with Skewered Cups © Kate Blee

Gramounce Slab and Hole with Skewered Cups © Kate Blee

Cloth, Paper and Clay
Artist led workshop with Kate Blee

Wednesday 13 June 2018
10am – 3.30pm
£25 per person including materials
For teachers and university students

Join artist Kate Blee for a tour of her solo exhibition, The Gathering, followed by a practical workshop. Kate is a passionate materialist and colourist. The work in cloth, paper and clay in this solo exhibition in the Artist’s House connects the practical physical acts of domestic living. The workshop will explore the possibilities of using air drying clay, cloth and found objects, and how these simple materials have a wealth of sculptural possibilities.

The day will encourage an enjoyment and confidence in looking, thinking and speaking about modern and contemporary art extended through exploration of materials and processes suitable for use in the classroom and in your own practice.

‘What is a Sketchbook?’ Teacher CPD Workshop, 2017 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

‘What is a Sketchbook?’ Teacher CPD Workshop, 2017 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

The Amazing Expandable Sketchbook
Teachers’ Open Evening and Presentation

Wednesday 20 June 2018
5pm -7pm at The New Art Centre, Roche Court
Free with light refreshments
Booking essential, limited places

The use of sketchbooks is the key to creating a thoroughly researched and innovatively developed body of work. Artists, designers, poets, musicians and scientists all use sketchbooks, notebooks and journals in some form as a space where thoughts and glimpses of ideas can be recorded, explored and experimented with. Join us to hear from three creative professionals about how they use their sketchbooks, and see a range of examples including sketchbooks from recent A Level and BA Art students that achieved top grades. There will also be a special tour of the Sculpture Park, Gallery and Artist’s House.

Bill Woodrow, 'Celloswarm' © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Bill Woodrow, ‘Celloswarm’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Teacher CPD Day: The Three C’s of Sculpture
Carving, Casting and Construction

Wednesday 27 June 2018
10am – 3pm at the New Art Centre, Roche Court
£25 per person, including materials
Booking essential, limited places

Join us for a practical workshop exploring sculptural methods adapted for school use, informed by first hand research of modern and contemporary sculpture here at the Sculpture Park.
Working in three dimensional and sculptural ways is often difficult to achieve at school. During this workshop we will look in depth at a selection of sculptures in the park and then experiment with a variety of methods and simple materials to develop pieces that use similar processes and methods in a way that can be replicated in the classroom.

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: edu@sculpture.uk.com or telephone: 01980 862802