Ericart brings you a fresh new way to inspire pupils across the curriculum. Our Street-Art Workshops are expertly facilitated by our working, up-and-coming street-artists. Pupils of all abilities will benefit from working collaboratively and creatively, developing existing skills and learning new techniques. Prepare to see your pupils in a different light as they escape the confines of the classroom and are encouraged to unleash their artistic talent like never before……
“You’re never too young to dream big…”
Ericart School Street-Art Workshops bring pupils together to experience a unique, vibrant and innovative activity. Our facilitators are practicing and experienced street artists hailing from the UK, Europe and the US. Each expert practitioner is knowledgeable, well-experienced and has an infectious enthusiasm for their art.
We can visit secondary schools, SEN schools, youth clubs or any other relevant establishment. We provide workshops suitable for KS2 upwards. Our trained artists ensure that our sessions are inclusive and accessible for all, regardless of ability or previous experience.
The shape of our sessions: Length, Location, and Themes
We pride ourselves on being able to make each of our sessions as bespoke as possible. The underlying ethos of each workshop is to present graffiti art in a positive way.
We will work with you to decide on the appropriate length of your workshops. A larger project could take half a day (around 3 hours) or even a full day (up to 6 hours) for a wall-based, collaborative project. We could, alternatively, provide several shorter taster sessions in order to introduce as many pupils as possible to our qualified artists.
We like to work outside wherever possible, but we know that the proverbial British weather will not always permit this. In these cases, we ask for a well-ventilated room – a school hall works brilliantly.
We can provide sessions to fulfil the ‘British Values’ requirement of the Curriculum. We will work with our schools to understand their needs and to create exciting workshops to meet these criteria. We can design sessions which celebrate values such as tolerance, equal rights, liberty, and democracy – all with fantastically creative and diverse outcomes that will reflect the understanding, focus and effort from the pupils.
Similarly, we can plan in line with your school’s Art curriculum – we can deliver sessions focussing on portraits (‘Draw each other’, ‘Draw yourselves’, ‘My Hero’), Landscapes, Architecture, Graphic design and the work of a particular artist.
Our facilitating artists are knowledgeable and keen to share expertise in a number of street-art techniques. They endeavor to include insightful instruction throughout sessions as well as being able to discuss the history and big personalities of street-art with participants. Pupils can be taught the basics of a number of techniques, including cap mounting, can control, outlining, filling and stencilling.
We can tailor specialist SEN sessions, again, to cater for your needs. This could include a lower ratio of facilitators to participants, more in-depth tuition to explain the basics more clearly and extended session time so that pupils are able to get the best results possible
The finished product: Original Art, New skills and a Day to Remember
Art can be created on paper, on individual or collaborative boards/canvas, or on any suitable space within your school. We are always open to ideas and suggestions as to where we can help you to create your own original masterpiece, so please just ask us!
We provide all equipment (including boards/canvases, spray paint, stencils and dust masks) and bring the same high-quality products that we use with our corporate clients. All of our visits will be risk-assessed.
The resulting benefits of our sessions are clear. Our primary aim is for every participant to leave our sessions having been inspired by the teaching of our facilitators and by what they, themselves, have been able to produce.
The benefits include:
- Inspired, enthused pupils, fired-up with a new (or built-upon existing) passion for modern art
- Development of pupil skills in teamwork and collaboration, and the opportunity for increasing self-confidence and freedom of expression
- The acquisition of new technical skills and knowledge of street art
- The opportunity to tie your workshop into an existing programme of study in Art, Citizenship or any other relevant subject.
- Fresh, original (pupil- produced) artwork to display around your school
Our workshops will provide your students with a day to remember and a valuable insight into the world of street art.
For more details or to arrange an informal chat, contact us via our contact form