Opportunity for School Pupils to Gain Arts Award

Capturing Lives in Scotland’s Communities – an Arts Award Explore Project

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Are you between 11-18 years old and looking for something to do this summer? Why not join our ‘Capturing Lives in Scotland’s Communities’ project and learn new skills, make new friends and gain an Arts Award Explore Qualification?

What does life look like for young people in different communities across Scotland? How do we capture different aspects of life happening in our communities? No doubt you’ll have heard that we’re ‘living though history’ at the moment. How do we create an archive for the future of what our lives are like right now?

The Arts Award Explore programme, open to all young people aged 11 to 18. The programme brings together collections materials and expertise from five different University Museums in Scotland:

University of Aberdeen

University of Dundee

University of Edinburgh

Glasgow School of Art

University of Stirling

Each week will explore a different theme and medium of art, including photography, oral histories, landscape painting and public art. All instruction videos and resources will be posted online and you can work through them at your own pace. But we’ll also put you into groups of 6 or 7 people and have weekly discussion group sessions. You’ll be with the same people throughout the course so you can get to know each other well. Don’t worry, if you want to be in the same group as a friend, we can arrange that too.

Participants will get the chance to work with current students at the universities. Every participant on the project will be assigned a student mentor who will join your discussion groups and help you complete the assigned activities. Everyone who completes the assigned activities will be awarded an Arts Award Explore qualification.

The programme will run from 15th June to 24th July.  Don’t worry if you have to miss a week or two for holidays you can always catch up.  When it is possible again to do so, we’d like to display some of the work you create in a pop up exhibition at the University campuses.

No previous artistic experience necessary.  The deadline for signing up is Monday 8th June.  For further information and to sign uphttps://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/cultural-heritage-collections/museums-and-galleries/capturing-lives-in-scotlands-communities

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