Arts Education in a Multi-Cultural Society: AEMS

Event: Arts Education in a Multi-Cultural Society: AEMS

Anglesey

About the event: Conway Centres: Anglesey is a perfect location for our Art GCSE Course. We have an excellent range of facilities for Visual Arts.

Students will be given the opportunity to develop their practical work and subject knowledge in Drawing, Painting, Textile and Three-Dimensional work. Students will use both contemporary and traditional techniques to make artefacts and creative pieces of work.

Critical and contextual reference will be used to focus activities and ideas and all students will be encouraged and supported to produce high quality individual work by national recognised subject specialists and artists

A.E.M.S. courses are intensive three-day visual and performing arts courses aimed at years 3, 4, 5 and 6 and enables multi-cultural artists, teachers and pupils to come together in activities to celebrate and raise awareness of cultural diversity, creating lasting memories and beautiful pieces of work in the creative and performing arts.

Schools are invited to explore A.E.M.S. collaboratively, in mixed groups (subject to guidance and current restrictions, schools may remain in their own teaching groups), through practical workshops – in recent years the courses have involved over 400 pupils and 16 schools.

Edsential carefully select a range of renowned, professional multi-cultural artists from around the world currently working in the UK including storytellers, dancers, poets, singers and visual artists.

Desired Outcomes

To introduce a wide range of performing and visual arts techniques which differ from those undertaken at school.

To encourage students to mix safely with children and teachers from other schools.

To allow students to work imaginatively and creatively in collaborative contexts, generating, developing and communicating ideas.

To develop confidence.

To develop an awareness of Global Citizenship.

To share the experience with other pupils once back at school.

To challenge stereotypical views of different cultures.

To give teachers the opportunity to gain INSET while watching others engage their pupils.

New for 2022

Pre and post course materials will enable all pupils to celebrate A.E.M.S. on returning to school.

Schools may want their pupils to complete their Discover Arts Award during their stay – please ask for more information (some school / teacher input required).

Schools may opt to work through a Global Citizenship programme: www.oxfam.org/education/who-we-are/global-citizenship-guides/ (school / teacher input required).

Conway Centres: Anglesey is a short-term residential centre set within 169 acres of National Trust parkland on the island of Anglesey, North Wales. We have an excellent range of facilities for both the Performing and Visual Arts and we offer high quality education aimed at encouraging creativity, providing opportunity & raising attainment. Both our fully qualified teaching staff and our associate artists have a significant breadth of specialist experience which allows them to engage students and inspire them to achieve to the best of their ability.

Planning your visit

Schedule

Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday

Travel to Centre

You may wish to visit one of our partner organisation en route – please ask our Booking Team about this!

From 12.00pm

Arrival at Centre and sort out dormitories

1.00pm

Lunch

2.00pm

Meet the Team: Introduction to the course tutors and the theme for your A.E.M.S. residential.

2.45pm – 4.45pm

Session 1 may include:

  • Indian Dance
  • Celtic Art
  • African Drumming
  • Brazilian Capoeira
  • Beatboxing
  • Storytelling

5.00pm

Evening Meal

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Session 2 may include:

  • Indian Dance
  • Celtic Art
  • African Drumming
  • Brazilian Capoeira
  • Beatboxing
  • Storytelling

8.30pm Students to own shared social area

9.00pm Students to own rooms

9.30pm Lights out and students checked by own teachers

Tuesday

8.30am

Breakfast

9.30am

Session 3 may include:

  • Indian Dance
  • Celtic Art
  • African Drumming
  • Brazilian Capoeira
  • Beatboxing
  • Storytelling

11.00am - 11.30am

Break

12.30pm Lunch and shop / free time

1.30pm – 4.30pm

Session 4 may include:

  • Indian Dance
  • Celtic Art
  • African Drumming
  • Brazilian Capoeira
  • Beatboxing
  • Storytelling

5.00pm

Evening Meal

6.15pm – 8.45pm

Main Hall Ceilidh OR Session, depending on current guidance

8.45pm

Departure Instructions

9.00pm Students to own rooms

9.30pm Lights out and students checked by own teachers

Wednesday

8.30am

Breakfast (Bags to Departure Point)

1.30pm – 4.30pm

Session 4 may include:

  • Indian Dance
  • Celtic Art
  • African Drumming
  • Brazilian Capoeira
  • Beatboxing
  • Storytelling

11.15am

All groups gather in Main Hall/Chapel to share and celebrate A.E.M.S.

12.00pm

Lunch

1.15pm

Groups Depart

Follow Up / Extension

Schools may wish to share their art/performance within their school community: you will be given a link to our carefully selected themed song which you can access as required.

Schools who complete their Arts Award Discover will be sent their certificates.

What's included:
  • 2 nights’ accommodation – please see table for an example
  • Full board basis
  • Activity sessions with clear learning outcomes to each session
  • Expert guidance from experienced arts education experts carefully selected by us – the table below lists examples of previous workshops, exact delivery for 2022 to be confirmed
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