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TT1819 Cultural Catalogue

PRIMARY, SECONDARY,

PRIMARY, SECONDARY, POST-16 & SEN OFFERS Learning Outcomes • Science: Issues of global warming • Literacy • Music • Geography • Awareness of Opera as an art form • Exposure to theatricality Teacher Commitment & Training Shared research with students, surrounding the themes of the performance, before the visit. Teachers will need to arrange transport to and from the theatre. What happens at the end? Teachers can further explore the cross-curricular links outlined above. A sing-along resource and education activity pack to support learning including: Other Resources/Support Curriculum links, classroom activity ideas, musical CD and electronic file scores, plus information on the background of English Touring Opera. Costs £7 per ticket, please include teachers in your calculations. 24

PRIMARY, SECONDARY, POST-16 & SEN OFFERS Firstsite Project Name Learning to Look About the Project Firstsite is a thriving art gallery and cultural centre in Colchester, within an outstanding piece of architecture. Attracting tens of thousands of visitors per year, Firstsite boasts an eclectic mix of contemporary visual arts in a changing exhibition programme. In 1996, Firstsite became the first visual arts organisation to dedicate an entire gallery to schools’ art; and education and participation remains central to their mission, making it ideal for school and educational visits. We provide a range of opportunities for learning and we can work with you to develop bespoke sessions for your pupils depending on their age and abilities, here in our gallery. Our artist-led sessions Learning to Look provide a Firstsite artist to lead you through the exhibition and then deliver a practical art workshop in our learning studio. The session will be related to the exhibition, and our year-long programme themes, but may be based around a variety of art/craft forms. For Autumn Term 2018 and Spring Term 2019 our programme theme is Culture and Conflict, with clear curriculum links to Art, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Sociology and English. For Summer Term 2019 our programme theme is Digital Ingenuity and Innovation with clear curriculum links to Art, Design and Technology, IT, Maths, Science, History and English. An example session, with a textile focus, is taken from our recent Grayson Perry - The Life of Julie Cope exhibition: • Introduction to the building and learning spaces; meet the artist • Tour of the exhibition; led by the artist, looking at particular elements of the artwork for inspiration, enabling discussion and adding curriculum links • In the learning studio; looking at how to design and decorate a tote bag; scaling up drawings, creating stencils, selecting colours and applying the design • The artist is available throughout the session to demonstrate techniques and offer support to all participants All our artists are experienced in delivering educational workshops with material specialisms, as well as being exhibiting artists with their own practice. 25