Cold Aston is a small village school of 84 pupils and part of the North Cotswolds Partnership including Longborough, Swell and St James Ebrington. We are delivering workshops, running an art competition and funding art materials.
Whole School Workshops
In January ’22 artists Emma Cox and Abigail Boisot worked with the whole school to deliver a charcoal drawing workshop. Inspired by birds the children could come up with their own design (‘there are no mistakes’) and they were pinned to a tree in a whole school display for all to see.
Children and staff have been very positive about the workshops and parents have told us their children have been inspired to continue doing art at home. Out of the mouths of babes: “I can’t wait to get home and start drawing”. “I wish we could do this everyday” “This doesn’t feel like school as it’s so much fun”. “I loved using the charcoal without reproachful adults worrying about our cleaness (sic)”.
May ’22 artist Kay Singla ran a sculpture workshop, introducing children to the history and theory as well as the hands on experience of having a go. The art teacher wrote ‘I have had the most amazing feedback from all the school teachers and pupils. Everyone loved it and it was such a treat for them all. Thank you so much.’
In the spring term ’23 the school will be working with artist Emma Cox to create a sculpture for the May ’23 show.
Promoting art in primary schools
If you would like to support our work either as an artist able to take your skill into a school, or as a donor please email email@example.com.