Young Arts, Volunteer Group
Members of the Young Arts group are dedicated to enriching the experiences of children and young people through the arts.
The volunteer group can offer time, ideas and financial support to develop arts projects in schools and other settings that children and young people may access in the Manchester and Trafford area.
We are now in the exciting position of being able to support three projects to enrich the lives of young people through access to art projects.
Young Arts has been successful in securing a grant of £250 from The Arts Society. This has been matched with funds from The Arts Society Bowdon and will support Art and Architecture in Manchester, an art project for pupils at Dixon’s Brookland Academy (formally Manchester Health Academy). This project is due to take place in the summer term.
The last two years have been a difficult period for schools to come together as a community so we are delighted to support Cherry Tree Primary School in Lymm as they embark on a whole school art project. This is an outdoor art project; a historical timeline on the playground walls that will depict the history of Lymm, Warrington and the North West.
Space4Autism Augmented Reality Trail
The first of this kind of Young Arts project supported by The Arts Society Bowdon has now been successfully realised! The artwork created by children and young people during art sessions at Space4Autism was displayed from May 28th to June 5th at Teggs Nose Country Park, Macclesfield.
The charity supports children, young people and adults with ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition). In art sessions by their resident artist, Space4Autism art members have created fabulous virtual reality drawings, animations and videos inspired by wildlife.
The pictures when viewed with a mobile phone app spring to life, flowers move and change colour, birds sing and butterflies’ flutter! The images are truly awesome and showcase the creative use of augmented reality technology.
The Young Arts team were thrilled to support this project which certainly fulfilled our aim to enrich the experiences of children and young people through the arts. We are looking forward to sharing news about our other Young Arts projects and as ever are grateful for every raffle ticket sold which enable ideas to become reality.
Work in Schools
Here is some of the work schools have done in previous years:
Children at Claremont Primary School Manchester were working on an Islamic Art project with the artist Deedee Dewar. The project was funded by The Arts Society Bowdon. See below the finished work in situ! Underneath are sections completed by different groups of children.
Work at Claremont primary School on the theme of Islamic art using gold leaf made in 2020.