Bronze Arts Award July/August Schedule

WEEK 1 – 9 July

  • Meet the others.
  • Introduction to what we will do: an overview of each of the 4 parts and how to record progress and thoughts.
  • We will then focus on Part A: Making. Specifically what you would like to create.
  • The idea is to make sure you know how to get started and what you will need to do so.

Before the meeting you should:

  • Think about what you like/don’t like to do and what you might like to make for part A. This should expand on something that has been fun/rewarding to do before, or try a new technique or idea. It doesn’t have to be stitch related, but it should be a visual art.
  • If you have thoughts on the other parts bring them along too, especially if you have queries, this is not compulsory.
  • Email Sam with any thoughts and ideas you have before the meeting and ask any questions you have. If you are able to do this before the meeting I can try to get together any resources that might be useful.

Nothing needs to be finalised at this stage.

WEEK 2 – 16 July

  • Show and tell on the making/planning progress. Ask any questions about it. Get feedback from the group (if you want).
  • Discuss best way for each person to record their work: how to create a Portfolio.
  • Discuss Arts practitioners to research for Part C. Ideally everyone will have someone in mind before the meeting – maybe a couple of people.
  • Talk about ways of researching and recording the information.

Before the meeting:

  • Make a start on your creative piece for Part A.
  • Remember to record what you have done with photos, sketches of ideas, notes, thoughts. This doesn’t have to be in the final form at this point, but if you leave this to the last minute its a lot harder.
  • Bring along any ideas you have for recording your arts award portfolio.
  • Have a think about who you would like to research for your inspirational Artist. You may have a couple of people in mind. We can discuss and decide which one to pick during the call if that helps.

WEEK 3 – 23 July

  • Show and tell part A: a quick update and opportunity to get any help needed
  • Show and tell on how you have decided to record your Arts Award
  • Show and tell part C (artist research): what you have done, how you have presented it.
  • Introduce Part B (participate in an event): think of exhibitions or other participatory events that can be visited actually or virtually. Part of the criteria of part B is to share and discuss your experience with others, this is the perfect chance to do this, but you may wish to write a review instead or as well as. We will do this over 2 weeks and allocate who will be when in this chat.

Before the meeting

  • Keep making, and recording your progress and thoughts.
  • Finalise how you want to present your portfolio – discuss with Sam during the week.
  • Research and present your inspirational Artist.
  • If you know of any Arts events you would like to participate in bring some info about them.

WEEK 4 – 30 July

  • Share Part B (exhibition) experience.
  • Introduce Part D ‘skill share’ and think of different skills you think would be good to share. We will talk about different ways of doing this.
  • Show and tell on Part A.

Before the meeting

  • Keep making, and recording your progress and thoughts.
  • ‘Visit’ and prepare a review of an Arts Event (you can discuss with Sam if you want)
  • Have a think of a skill you have that you might like to share – it doesn’t matter if you cannot think of one before the chat, but have a think.

WEEK 5 – 6 August

  • Share Part B (exhibition) experience.
  • Discuss plan for Part D. What skill you would like to share, how would you like to do it, what resources do you need to do it…
  • Show and tell Part A progress.

Before the meeting

  • Keep making, and recording your progress and thoughts.

  • ‘Visit’ and prepare a review of an Arts Event, if you are presenting this week and haven’t already done it (you can discuss with Sam if you want)

  • Decide what skill you would like to share, think of who you would like to share it with and how. There will be an option to do it to the group, but you may prefer to do it some other way.

WEEK 6 – 12 Aug

No zoom this week… catch up with your portfolio… pass on a skill

You can email Sam if anything crops up though.

WEEK 7 – 20 Aug

  • Pass on a skill … we will do this over 2 weeks having allocated the order during Week 5.

  • Show and tell Making project

  • Discuss how it is all going

Before the meeting

  • Keep making, and recording your progress and thoughts (unless you are finished of course).

  • Prepare to Pass on a Skill

WEEK 8 – 27 Aug

  • Pass on a skill

  • Show and tell Making project

  • Any other Portfolio bits to discuss

Before the meeting

  • Keep making, and recording your progress and thoughts (unless you are finished of course).

  • Prepare to Pass on a Skill if you are presenting this week

WEEK 9 – 3 Sep

  • Last zoom …

  • catch up, finish off, set deadline for finishing portfolio

Before the meeting

  • Send your portfolio as it stands to Sam so that we can look at what is left to do and put together a plan for how you will do it. Knowing where everyone is at will help set the deadline and enable me to book moderation.

  • Be ready to show everyone your progress.

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