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Left to right: Exchanges Showcase 2016, Canford Heath School pupils’ performance at the 25th Anniversary of Anthony Caro’s ‘Sea Music’, First Steps Nursery at Roche Court © The Roche Court Educational Trust

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

2017 Events Programme

 

Summer 2017 Family Workshop Programme:

Peter Newman, 'Skystation' © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Peter Newman, ‘Skystation’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

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!

Richard Long, 'Tame Buzzard Line' © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Richard Long, ‘Tame Buzzard Line’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Teachers’ Picnic

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

 

© Jamie Hobson

© Jamie Hobson

Teachers’ Open EveningBig draw logo
A BIG draw special – Living Lines: Drawing to communicate

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.

Toby Ziegler, work in progress © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Toby Ziegler, work in progress © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

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.

Careers Seminar 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Careers Seminar 2016 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Careers Seminar

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.

Barry Flanagan, 'Large Monument' © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Barry Flanagan, ‘Large Monument’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

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.