Select a link at the end of this page to see details of some of our fantastic projects, which include:
2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 Fresh Air Sculpture Show – tours and sculpture workshops exploring contemporary sculpture with Primary, Secondary and Special schools and colleges. 990 pupils were involved in 2011.
2010-11 Of Course We Can partnership project with Gloucestershire County Council, Drake Music and Cordial AV providing animation and digital music workshops to young people aged 11-16 with the aim of encouraging disabled and non-disabled young people to work together and explore their creativity.
2011 Clay Tile workshop based on Slavery for 36 KS3 pupils from Deerpark Secondary school, Cirencester led by ceramic artists Russell Paige and Bridget Williams. Individual tiles were put together to create a mural in school.
2010 Weaving Workshop and visit to Fabrics of the East exhibition for 21 KS2 pupils from a local Primary School including a tour and talk and a weaving workshop exploring 3 different weaving methods led by artist Daisy Bewes. Pupils also had chance to look at a working loom in our resident weaver’s studio.
2010 Donation Box Automaton Workshop and visit to The Mechanical World of Robert Race exhibition for 19 KS3 students from Deer Park Secondary School, Cirencester. The workshop involved designing and making automated figures which became part of a working donation box automaton, which is in use in our café.
2010 Boat automata making workshop and visit to The Mechanical World of Robert Race exhibition by 29 KS1 pupils from St Lawrence C of E Primary School, Lechlade.
2010 Stone Tile making workshop for 10 KS3 pupils from Kingshill Secondary school in Cirencester. Stone artist Ann-Margreth Bohl taught basic stone carving techniques to help pupils create decorative relief patterns in tiles with an Indian theme.
2010 Shoe Making workshop and visit to Head over Heels exhibition for 17 KS3 pupils from Deerpark Secondary School in Cirencester led by artist Jennifer Collier. The workshop explored a range of techniques and materials working towards a finished item.
2009-2010 Craft workshops for KS3-5 boarders at Royal High School Bath, including felt making, jewellery making, willow weaving and mosaic.
2009 Felt Flower making and visit to Sheep - from Lamb to Loom – 115 KS2 pupils from 4 local Primary schools visited the exhibition, engaged with drawing and weaving activities in the gallery and had a go at felt making with artist Jamie Lewis. Each pupil made a felt flower which became part of a giant felt carpet which was finished at the 'Make It' weekend - a mini festival in celebration of the history of wool in Cirencester.