Schools’ Programme at CCA
2017-2018 sees a continuation and expansion of CCA’s successful schools’ programme. Our schools’ programme welcomes 6 P4 classes (approximately 150 children) from five schools from a range of backgrounds (Controlled, Maintained, Irish language and Integrated) to the CCA each exhibition for workshops that draw out and investigate some formal or thematic elements of each show. This is a long term engagement of schools from across the city with particular care being taken to include those schools in communities closest to us within the Triax area, an area of high social deprivation. The workshops draw out elements of exhibiting artists’ concerns and adapt them into accessible, innovative activities for children.
Over the course of the school year, each participating class has a chance to experience several different exhibitions of contemporary art. The programme encourages reflection and discussion on themes encountered in the work. Participants go on to test out new materials and techniques in related hands-on workshops. The emphasis is placed on sparking children’s imagination and encouraging them to take creative risks.
Participating schools are Long Tower PS, Fountain PS, Nazareth House PS, Gaelscoil Éadain Mhóir, and Oakgrove PS and we will add additional schools this year including St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School Strathfoyle. Please get in touch if your school would be interested in joining us.