Over the Summer this year the Outreach committee ran a pilot project at the Sir John Heron’s Primary School in Newham in which four Guild members ran sessions for children from Years 5 and 6 teaching them craft. The aims were to help the children develop their motor skills, introduce them and their families to the idea that careers in the arts are viable options for their futures, and, through the activity of making, help with their general social and emotional development.
Our teachers were Julie Arkell (papier mache), Paul Jakeman (stone carving), Bobbie Kociejowski (weaving) and Renee Spierdijk (portraiture). The scheme was managed on behalf of the Outreach Committee by Sonia Tuttiett and Jeremy Nichols.
The children’s work will be exhibited at the Guild in the Master’s Room from Tuesday 8 – Friday 11 November and fifteen of the children will be visiting to see it on the 11.