Artist in the Classroom Initiative:

(Category: Developing the Arts)
This programme would particularly focus on creative visual skills development where an artist would work for a short time with a group of JCSP students. The aim would be to produce a piece of work that could then be exhibited or to enhance the student’s Make a Book entry. This scheme is based on the idea of a short residency by a artist to a school, working closely with the art teacher and with the same JCSP class or group of students. Many projects have a strong local flavour, in that the artist is local. The thinking behind these residencies is to take a developmental approach towards the teaching of art and to develop
approaches, which enable the participants to explore the world of imagination over a longer period of time, in the company of an experienced artist. The participation of the teacher and the development of a working alliance between the art teacher and artist are fundamental to this approach.