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Protest Plants workshop for Black History Month & Black Lives Matter

Create a Protest Plant with artist Faith Bebbington – a large freestanding sculpture featuring hands as the branches and leaves.

Following initial discussions about racism (and school preparation prior to the session) pupils will come up with their own protest slogans to visualise their opinions. The plant will incorporate slogans in the palm of the hands and around the base. This will hopefully make a positive impact on pupils and the audience. The slogans or sound bites will look similar to circular badges used in the past to make personal protests. The base of the plant will be rainbow colours to signify diversity.

The piece will be made using simple recycled materials such as newspaper, cardboard and tape to construct the sculpture, then decorate the surface using papier-mâché.

Faith will also introduce the work of the Anthony Walker Foundation either by showing a short film, or encouraging the school to consider buying in one of their resources as preparation for the workshop.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A MINIMUM TWO DAY WORKSHOP

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Organisation:

dot-art

Contact name:

Carolyn Murray

Contact email:

Phone:

0345 017 6660

Type of offer:

Young people’s opportunity to make, create, compose, or perform

Key Stage:

3

Cost:

£295 plus materials

Session length:

2 days

Capacity:

30

Nature of activity or art form:

Visual art

Subject or curriculum focus:

Art & design Citizenship PSHE

Outcomes for children & young people:

Improved mental health and well-being Learning about equality and diversity

Notes

This workshop is suitable for Year 9 upwards and needs to happen over two days.

If you also sign up for dot-art Schools 2021 this year you will receive a discount on the workshop costs.

Workshop fees £275 (dot-art Schools Participant) / £295 (non-participant) PER DAY (£550 / £590) + £150 materials (based on 30 students) Total: £700 / 740