Day One at Harrow Way Community School

Ash Tree Stream

“Do you know what I’m going to do when I get home? I’m walking my dog and doing this – I’ll let my dog walk on my page and make footprints!”

Today we ran the first session of this year-long project, with Year 8 children from Harrow Way Community School, introducing them to ways of using art to explore and record. We are focusing on Ash Trees, but also incorporating the students’ experiences of the local environment as a whole.

Following introductions to me (Project Artist), Becky (ATU Education Officer), Andover Trees United and CAS (Chapel Arts Studios), we initiated a group discussion in response to the question ‘What Can Art Be?’. We wanted to get a sense of what the group understood art to be, and to begin a document that we could add to and update over the length of the project.

After sharing examples of…

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