Arts Residential

Programme: Arts Residential

Anglesey

A unique course of Arts activities built to your curriculum needs where students will enjoy Art, Drama, Dance and Music activity sessions to bring their learning to life.

Lights, Camera, Action! This course takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Anglesey, North Wales. Conway Centre compromises of a main hall with a stage rigged with lighting and surround sound systems, as well as various workspaces including The Chapel, making it the perfect location for your Art, Drama, Dance and Music activities. Our course provides an opportunity for groups to come together and share experiences which will last a lifetime all whilst engaging with the arts to boost critical thinking.

Our aim is to foster a sense of achievement where we inspire individuals, empower minds, and define futures through The Arts and develop young people to achieve their potential and introduce them to potential lifelong interest in Art, Drama, Dance and Music.

Desired Outcomes

Dance and Drama – to communicate with and understand others in new ways using specific techniques and processes, thus supporting, and preparing students to live and work in a world that is increasingly team - orientated, rather than hierarchical. Dance and Drama also helps students develop tolerance and empathy.

Music – to support learning and impact the way that the brain can process information, enhancing the perception of language and speech, and subsequently improving our ability to communicate with others. Music can also reduce aggressive behaviour and regulate moods, particularly feelings of anxiety and stress: when students are able to manage their emotions in more positive ways, students are able to enhance their learning potential.

Art - helps learners to develop creative problem - solving skills through presenting difficult concepts visually, making them easier to understand.

Planning your visit

Sample 2-Night Visit

Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Travel to centre-
Visit to a local attraction linked
to your course theme
Art from the Landscape:

Explore the local area: walk around our beautiful grounds, out to the Menai Straits, collecting images and artefacts which will inspire a 2D or 3D piece of art, including:
Batik / printing
Watercolours, oils, pastels
Wire / Modroc sculpture
Memory Book: Using the images collected in the afternoon and throughout your stay (which our team will print for you), create a shared memory book which will be added to during your time in Conway and followed up back in school. These may be an individual, a group or a combined response.
Day 2 Drama: Welsh Myths and Legends

Listen to the stories of magic and mayhem, including The Girl from Llyn y Fan Fach or the Giant Brân before recreating through stills and scriptwriting, with your students as a performer in a group response.
Music:

Listening to the music of Wales to inspire and compose a modern folk song, using ideas from your students’ experiences, with opportunities to create and perform rhythmic accompaniments
Nightline or Orienteering
Day 3 Dance:

A collaborative response inspired by life in Wales; the farms and cities, the hills and valleys, the rivers and sea.

Review of the course.
Travel Home

Sample 4-Night Visit

Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Travel from school to the centre: This may include a visit to a cultural venue linked to your course theme and / or a dérive in the grounds and surrounding environment of the Conway Centre, taking and collecting images, sounds and artefacts. Art:

Using the images collected in the afternoon and throughout your stay (which our team will print for you), create a shared memory book which will be added to during your time in Conway and followed up back in school. These may be an individual, a group or a combined response.
Dinner followed by: Self-led by the school or additional purchased activity.
Day 2 Drama:

Using a themed story, an image, an event, students will explore a dramatic response to understand the feelings and emotions as a performer. These ideas will be photographed for subsequent sessions (following your setting’s policies)
Music:

Creative composition inspired by your theme incorporating structure and form, silence, natural sound, found sound and body percussion. Your work will be recorded and used in subsequent sessions.
Nightline activity
Day 3 Dance:

Using the musical composition created by the group, choreograph a piece which evokes the mood and atmosphere of the theme, showing contrast and variety in the chosen movements.
Art:

Combining objects found on your group’s dérive and inspired by work from significant artists, your students will create a 2D or 3D response to your theme, selecting from:
Batik / printing
Watercolours, oils, pastels
Wire / Modroc sculpture
Self-led by the school or additional purchased activity.
Day 4 Drama:

Using the images from the previous session to explore the roles of the lighting designer, sound designer, set designer, costume designer or puppet designer.
Music:

Select from a song-writing or percussion workshop, to create a new piece and / or explore performers’ responses to your theme.
Orienteering or Crabbing
Day 5 Dance:

Bringing together the week’s choreography, musical composition and dramatic stills into a performance piece.

Review of the course.
Travel Home
What's included:
  • 2- or 4-nights' accomodation.
  • Full board basis
  • Tailored activity sessions to meet your desired outcomes

All from £165.10 pp for 2 nights or £316.20 for 4 nights.

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