Ninestiles & The Sixth Form Solihull Art Collaboration

Kate Purchase

20 April 2018

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Ninestiles & The Sixth Form Solihull Art Collaboration

The Visual Arts departments at The Sixth Form College, Solihull and Ninestiles School, an Academy, worked together on an exciting community project at the end of the Spring term.

Just before the Easter break, Year 10 Visual Arts students from Ninestiles School visited the College to work with our BTEC Art & Design students on a community art project. They focused on the College’s three Visual Arts specialisms: Fine Art, Graphics and Photography.

The brief the college students were given was to work as community artists to research, plan and deliver a workshop for the Ninestiles students. The aim of the project was to be as authentic to the idea of community art as possible, which meant engaging with the community, in this case with the Year 10 students.

Creative Arts Curriculum Leader Zoe Maksymiw commented:

“The experience of community art was a valuable opportunity for both the College and school students. The work that our students have done will be part of a Ninestiles Trust collaboration with the CSBO at the Symphony Hall on 8th June 2018. This exhibition will showcase not only the art itself, but also the skills the students have developed by completing this project, ranging from research skills, planning and team working skills and the delivery of a workshop to a large group of school students. The students had to be aware of the health and safety issues associated with the project and act on them appropriately.”

20th April 2018