CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

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Brixton Townscape Heritage

Engage your students with their local area. This project aims to preserve and enhance the unique architecture and historic character of Brixton and encourage the engagement of local people with the place they live. Produced by Brixton Project.

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Discover: LVN

Get access to the Local Village Network (LVN) and find out about the latest opportunities. LVN aims for every young person to have access to positive networks and an equal chance to reach their full potential.

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Tune in to Off Book

Join Theatre Director Josh Parr and the Young Vic, in a conversation on how he entered the arts, what he's faced along the way and why his ambition is to inspire people with the same background as him.

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Get inspired with street art

Take a walk with Camille Walala, a street artist on a mission to brighten up public spaces. With this short film by Tate Kids, explore colour and shapes as you learn about how they can uplift spaces, creating a sense of wonder and excitement in our everyday lives. 3 minutes 35 seconds Image: Francesca Saraco

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An Inside Look at ‘Brixton Blue’

Revisit a familiar spot and take in the hustle and bustle of Brixton, as artist Denzil Forrester discusses his first major UK public commission, 'Brixton Blue' (2018)- based of his previous painting 'Three Wicked Men' (1982). Through his painting, Forrester explores themes of racial injustice, community heritage, viewer identity and gentrification. Filmed by Art on the Underground. Image by Muata Jordan Langley

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Get Crafting: Pinch Pots

Discover a new medium as Ceramicist Sam Andrew shares one of his first lessons in the world of clay: making a pinch pot. Students can follow this simple step-by-step guide by Crafts Council, an excellent resource for aspiring potters or those who just want to try something new. All you need is some air dry clay to get started. Image by Andy Kelly

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Draw to Focus

Build creative confidence and skills that can be used in different contexts with this refreshing drawing activity. British Ceramics Biennial and artist Sarah Fraser takes participants through a relaxed drawing session using handmade inks and drawing tools. Looking at daily routines and common household objects, explore creativity through the home and outdoors. Image by Alex Jones

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Make and Learn: Repeat Pattern Design

Create 'visual music' with this step-by-step guide! A fun introduction to pattern design and the 'Omega Workshops' art collective founded by Roger Fry. All you need is some paper and coloured pencils to get started. The Courtauld has designed this workshop for school groups or home learning. Image by Alice Butenko

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Explore the art of Kehinde Wiley

Encourage young people to interrogate and interpret Wiley's work and to participate in practical creative exercises. Well known for his highly naturalistic paintings of people of colour, Wiley's exhibition 'The Yellow Wallpaper' was exhibited in William Morris Gallery featuring newly commissioned portraits of Black women from Dalston, East London. Image by Jessica Felicio X William Morris

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Explore the art of Rashid Johnson

Get to know the work of conceptual interdisciplinary artist Rashid Johnson. With this workshop guide, teachers can walk students through complex subjects around identity and belonging illustrated by Johnson. Complete with practical activity and discussion prompts that are suitable across key stages. Presented by international gallery Hauser and Wirth. Image by Jene Stephaniuk

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