Past Events 2018

Left: Students constructing using multiple component flat-pack pieces © The Roche Court Educational Trust Right: Will Nash, ‘Atomic Fever’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Family Workshop: Order and Chaos

Tuesday 30 October 2018

10am – 12.30pm, at the New Art Centre

‘From chaos, comes order…’

Geometry, symmetry, randomness and disorder. Join us to explore how patterns found in nature, science and maths can be represented in sculpture. Experiment with making your own sculpture using multiple component flat-pack pieces by setting simple rules and being informed by order and irregularity – bring a camera to document the process!

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

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

 

Anita Taylor, artist, presenting at the ‘What is a Sketchbook?’ Teacher CPD Workshop © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Anita Taylor, artist, presenting at the ‘What is a Sketchbook?’ Teacher CPD Workshop
© The Roche Court Educational Trust

Teachers’ Workshop Day: Experimental Drawing and Sketchbooks

led by Anita Taylor and Jude Maguire

Thursday, 25 October 1000 – 1500
£25 per person, booking essential
A day with Professor Anita Taylor, artist, Dean of Bath School of Art and Trinity Buoy Wharf/Jerwood Drawing Prize, together with graphic and book artist Jude Maguire. Teachers are invited to join us to explore the role of drawing and the sketchbook, for themselves and their pupils. During the day you will learn about making and using different sketchbook formats and experiment with ways of drawing inspired by the sculpture and landscape of Roche Court.

 

Artist Ismini Samanidou © Ismini Samanidou

Artist Ismini Samanidou © Ismini Samanidou

Teacher’s Experimental, Mixed Media Textiles Workshop

Monday, 22 October 1000-1500
£25 per person, booking essential
Artist led events and workshops related to The most real thing: contemporary textiles and sculpture exhibition at the New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park from September 15th  include a practical teachers’ workshop  in which we will explore some of the experimental, mixed media textiles techniques used in the show.

 

 

Artist Ismini Samanidou © Ismini Samanidou

Artist Ismini Samanidou © Ismini Samanidou

Making Careers: Textiles Career Seminar and Artist Led Workshop

Friday, 12 October 1000-1600
Free to students, booking essential

For Higher Education students and early career artists.

Exhibition curator Sarah Griffin will lead a tour of the exhibition and exhibiting artist Ismini Samanidou will give a presentation about her work and career followed by a practical workshop.
Ismini’s work is led by an experimental approach to materials and processes through weaving, drawing and photography. Ismini has travelled and researched textile techniques worldwide and is principally interested in the way weaving exists as an autonomous language crossing cultural and political boundaries. The workshop will focus on spontaneous and experimental processes, exploring how found materials can provide the basis for making patterns exploring scale, rhythm and texture. www.isminisamanidou.com

 

Will Nash installing ‘Fever If You Live And Learn’ © Will Nash

Will Nash installing ‘Fever If You Live And Learn’ © Will Nash

Teachers’ Open Evening

Tuesday 27 February 2018

5pm – 7pm, at the New Art Centre

Artist Will Nash will be joining us for the evening, sharing both the inspiration and process for his new work ‘Atomic Fever’ installed at the New Art Centre this September. Will is interested in order and chaos, the intertwining of the manmade with natural forms and we will explore how these ideas can be adapted to the classroom for interdisciplinary creativity.
In addition to seeing Will’s ‘Atomic Fever’, we will have a private viewing of ‘The Most Real Thing: contemporary textiles and sculpture’, the New Art Centre’s exciting new exhibition spanning the Sculpture Park’s indoor spaces.

 

 

 

Michael Craig-Martin, ‘Bulb (Magenta)’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Michael Craig-Martin, ‘Bulb (Magenta)’ © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Family Workshop: Magical Mystery Tour

Thursday 2 August 2018

10am – 12.30pm, at the New Art Centre

Join us to explore sculptures of many shapes, sizes and materials on a mystery tour of the Sculpture Park, using clues, stories and creative activities. Create your own sculpture inspired by what you discover.

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

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

 

3 C's of Sculpture Teacher CPD Workshop © The Roche Court Educational Trust

3 C’s of Sculpture Teacher CPD Workshop © The Roche Court Educational Trust

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

A practical workshop for teachers 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 looked 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.

 

'The Amazing Expandable Sketchbook' Teachers' Open Evening, June 2018 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

‘The Amazing Expandable Sketchbook’ Teachers’ Open Evening, June 2018 © 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. Teachers joined us to hear about the different ways in which sketchbooks can be created and used, and saw a range of examples including sketchbooks from recent A Level and BA Art students that achieved top grades. There was also a special tour of the Sculpture Park, Gallery and Artist’s House.

Cloth Paper and Clay Teachers' workshop with exhibiting artist Kate Blee in the Artists House © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Cloth Paper and Clay Teachers’ workshop with exhibiting artist Kate Blee in the Artists House © the artist and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

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

Teachers joined 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 explored the possibilities of using air drying clay, cloth and found objects, and how these simple materials have a wealth of sculptural possibilities.

The day encouraged 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 teachers’ own practice.

'A Peek into other Worlds' Family Workshop, May 2018 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

‘A Peek into other Worlds’ Family Workshop, May 2018 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

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

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

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

 

Primary Arts Curriculum Creative Ideas Workshop, May 2018. In the gallery 'Art from the 1960s' © the artists and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Primary Arts Curriculum Creative Ideas Workshop, May 2018. In the gallery ‘Art from the 1960s’ © the artists and courtesy New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

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. Teachers attended this school workshop to explore and discuss ideas for their arts curriculum with other teachers and professionals from a range of local arts and heritage organisations.

 

 

 

'Once Upon a Sculpture' Family Workshop, April 2018 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

‘Once Upon a Sculpture’ Family Workshop, April 2018 © The Roche Court Educational Trust

Family Workshop: ‘Once Upon a Sculpture’

Wednesday 4 April 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

The story explorers collected ideas for their storytelling map within their handmade sketchbooks during a tour of the sculpture park, and then developed these ideas into story sculptures during a practical workshop.

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

Ian Stephenson, ‘Month’s Mind’, 1980 © the artist and courtesy the New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Ian Stephenson, ‘Month’s Mind’, 1980 © the artist and courtesy the New Art Centre, Roche Court Sculpture Park

Teachers’ Open Evening

Tuesday 27 February 2018

5pm – 7pm, at the New Art Centre

Free with light refreshments
A special tour of the Sculpture Park, Gallery and Artists House at Roche Court. The particular focus of the tour was to preview the newly installed exhibition in the gallery of work by Ian Stephenson whose paintings were described as ‘the most beautiful being made in this country’ when they were first seen in London in the 1960s.

The evening was an opportunity to network, discuss and enjoy looking at contemporary art with other professionals and learn more about the Trust’s programme of opportunities and events for 2018.

 

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

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

Family Workshop: Wild Beasts

Tuesday 13 February 2018

10am – 12.30pm, at the New Art Centre

 

Families were invited to discover wild beasts within the sculpture park! How and why do artists portray animals in sculpture and what might they symbolise? Families brought their imagination and were led on an interactive tour of the sculpture park to explore answers to these questions, and many more. We then used our findings to inspire our own animal-themed artworks.