Art at Work provides students at the two academies in Falmer and Portslade with the opportunity to gain real understanding of how to become a creative professional through a range of first hand experiences.
Art at Work intends to inform, support and promote the creative use of technology in the classroom, and is setting up a range of activities to enable this. The majority of these activities feature direct engagement with practitioners – either through activities in the classroom, visits or CPD opportunities for staff.
The creative industries account for around £1 in every £10 of the UK’s exports* and Brighton is home to some of the UK’s best artists, photographers, creative technologists, game designers and digital developers. Art at Work is bringing some of these incredible professionals into the Academies, setting up mentoring and shadowing schemes, and visits to museums, galleries and archives, as well as opportunities for students to visit professionals in their workplace.
Callum Ben Toby and Gabe
Lauren and Holly
Tomas and Gavin
The Family Photo Fest
Family Photo Fest celebrated the experience that students attending Brighton Aldridge Community Academy and Portslade Aldridge Community Academy have gained through the Art at Work education programme. The day was a chance for people to try out lots of different photographic activities, all with a strong sense of our community’s identity.
This historical photoshoot was a collaboration of the Aldridge Foundation and Art at Work, The Keep’s History on Your Doorstep Project and costume resource Gladrags. By choosing backgrounds of Moulsecoomb, Stanmer and Brighton to create a historical portrait complete with fantastic costume reflecting our heritage, it was fun way for people to create a link with their local history. The background images are collections from The James Grey Photographic Archive with kind permission from The Regency Society and the archive collections of Edward Reeves Photography.
History on Your Doorstep is a Heritage Lottery Funded project which aims to promote the rich heritage of Moulsecoomb and surrounding neighbourhoods. To find out more visit http://www.thekeep.info/getting-involved/
Creative Cafés connect young people to creative industry professionals.
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Creative Cafés have been developed by Culture Shift in partnership with East Sussex County Council and Surrey County Council with support from Arts Council England.
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James came back to give advice and guidance to the ICT department and to support students completing their ICT coursework. His support was invaluable and he was a cooperative and friendly member of the team for a short period.
He was invited back into school again to work as a consultant in the Media department and he has given support and guidance to a new member of staff on the use and application of Photoshop, employed to act as her mentor as she learnt the new software application in her role of Media teacher. This he did well, allowing her to progress in her understanding and eventually to teach the programme itself to the students. He also gave advice on the use of PowerPoint in A level Media blogs.
James has also been an invaluable resource at Hampstead School since June 2011. His specific role has been to support students in the use of more complex Photoshop skills as they complete their GCSE Media magazine pages. He has worked alongside the teacher in ensuring that students understand key elements of the programme and can achieve their creative and ICT potential in the subject.
He has been delightful to work with. His advice has been shared by three departments, including our ICT technical team.
I am pleased that he wishes to continue this type of role and can recommend him to you should you be wishing him to take up a role in your organisation.