Learners from across the school have been getting involved in a new project at Camden Art Centre called ‘Get the Message’
Get the Message is a collaborative project between young people with learning disabilities, teachers and artists. The project aims to challenge perceptions of disability as a limitation through collaborative activities which champion all forms of communication and self-expression.
This year, artists Emma McGarry and Adam Walker are working with The Bridge, Swiss Cottage and The Village Schools to explore the theme of ‘Stage’. The year will end with an exhibition of students’ work and a series of events for schools and families to accompany the exhibition.
Learners will participate in six workshops throughout the year and each workshop focuses on a new topic including; film, projections, making, performance, drawing, decision making, problem solving, communication, movement and the construction of individual stages from different materials.
Learners particularly enjoyed working with Alginate, which was used to make intricate and detailed casts of their hands and feet which will be used as stands for their individual and personalised stages.
Team work is the main focus and this project is a chance for learners to share ideas, experiment and learn new skills outside the classroom whilst building their confidence. This creative project is also a great way for different age groups and abilities to mix and work together whilst have creative and imaginative fun!