Teaching textile and craft processes to high school pupils
Staff and students from the Liverpool School of Art and Design have opened their workshops to pupils from Crosby High School
BA Fine Art students, Ella Matthews, Libby Robinson and Elisa Sallis, worked with teaching support staff Kate Hodgson and Hannah Booth, to deliver the first in a planned series of visits to teaching facilities across the Art School.
The undergraduate students are working with the high school pupils until July, exploring new learning opportunities and challenges through the many mediums of art and design LJMU has to offer.
In this first workshop the girls focussed on textile and crafts processes, which is fundamental in their studio practice. They also wanted to ensure that the school children were learning transferrable skills which could be used both back at school and at home.
Paula Morgan, SEN Co-ordinator at Crosby High School thanked both the students and staff for the first of the planned sessions, commenting that the kids were so excited to visit LJMU and ‘have been talking about it nonstop’. Paula added: “They had a ball and were showing everybody their prints when they got back to school. They were thrilled.”
Kate Hodgson, Teaching Support Officer at LJMU said: “The workshop was fun for all involved and was a great opportunity for the pupils to learn new skills in a university environment. They are all extremely creative - I can’t wait to see their final outcomes!”
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