Our first Arts Active trip is reported here Click here for the Visit report
The summer visit to Eltham Palace and Gardens on Wednesday 19th June 2019 is launched and booking commences. Click here for details and the Booking Form
Monday 1st April 2019
Design, Invention, Creation: The Multiple Lives of Leonardo Da Vinci
A study day in three one hour parts: Exploring the life, work, interests and legacy of a Renaissance icon. Speculations regarding the true life and meanings of Leonardo’s works have been rife for centuries; culminating in recent times with books such as the Da Vinci Code Click here for more details and the booking form
The Arts Active group have a visit planned to Tate Britain
Would any member of Arts Active like to join Marian and Carole on February 8th and go along to the Tate Britain for the Burne Jones exhibition? If you are free that day let us know as soon as possible so we can book tickets. We will try for a time between 12 and 1.
Young Arts Projects
Posted January 2019
Every year, the Arts Society Blackwater aims to support artistic endeavour with young people. This is usually in the form of financial support but it can also involve offering expertise. For the last four years, we have funded an artist to work with a school in different ways. In 2015, the local artist worked Lisa Temple-Cox, spent a day at Terling primary School and every child in the school (90) had the opportunity to contribute to making two very large collages which were mounted and now decorate a corridor and the school library.
In July 2016, another local artist and print maker, Karenza Jackson provided a morning’s ‘masterclass’ in monoprinting for 8 teachers in the art department at Plume Academy. In the afternoon, Karenza was videoed talking with the head of Art, Kevin Flower and demonstrating three types of monoprinting. The video was used with 600 pupils in years 7 & 8 who were engaged in a print project. The video has proved to be a valuable resource and it has continued to be used as a stimulus for examination groups, exclusively within Plume Academy.
In July 2017, a sculptor Mo Gardner worked with pupils at Heybridge Alternative School.Click here for the report
This year, once again, Blackwater Young Arts sponsored an artist to work with pupils at Heybridge Co-operative Academy (formerly Heybridge Alternative School). The art teacher, Victoria Phillips arranged for Anne Swegmann-Fielding, a local sculptor and mosaic artist, to spend a day at the school. Small groups of pupils were released from lessons throughout the day to help create two circular mosaics 65 centimetres in diameter. The fully grouted mosaics have been placed in the main school corridor. 22 pupils from years 8 to 10 participated and all learned to cut, place and fix tiles onto the circular boards. It was intricate work and a unique opportunity for the pupils to work with a professional artist.
Young Arts Representative
Paul Jagger explores the treasures in art, sculpture, stained glass, silverware and furniture in the London Livery Company Halls. February 7th 2019 Click here for more details and the BIO
The winter 2018 Newsletter is now available on the website Click here for the Newsletter
The Visits team launch a new exciting initiative today (3rd January 2018). Designed to be a more informal way for members to join together to visit exhibitions, museums and galleries. Click here for more details and how to join in
Welcome to the first lecture of 2019 which is A Portrait of Jewels following missing treasures through canvas with Andrew Prince Click here for more details and the BIO
Our Christmas themed lecture has Claire Walsh telling us about Jane Austen’s Christmas in the Georgian Era.Click here for more details and the BIO