Youth arts to grow the imagination

Artspip Education

Beth Banner has delivered hundreds of arts workshops in local schools, museums, theatres, youth services, community projects and parents. She is a qualified Youth and Community Worker and, as a former Senior Lecturer at University of Chichester, has a Post Graduate in Learning and Teaching.

All Artspip workshops follow an experiential learning cycle, encouraging children to view themselves as creators, explorers and inventors through a combination of visual and performing arts. In fact, Beth wrote an e-story for children “The Incredible Finvention” (Access Art, 2012) based on her son’s innovative approach to learning that drove her new arts education model.

Artspip workshops use a combination of props with recycled and visual arts materials to explore a range of educational topics in fun, accessible ways. Children are invited to ‘put on their imagination goggles’ and engage in learning experiences that encourage everyone to participate and build creative independence.

Past 6-8 week topics have included:

Worthing WOW:  World of Words Festival 15 - 22 June 2014

For the new Worthing WOW: World of Words Festival, Artspip was funded by West Sussex County Council to offer local schools up to twenty FREE story-writing workshops! These encouraged children to develop their own local legends to share within the festival.

Lasting one hour, Beth invited children to open up a Treasure Box containing mysterious clues hauled from the ocean and informed by legends from local history. Using our WOW words hidden as messages in bottles, we explored storytelling and illustration as we collaborated to make our own Secret Sea Scrolls that were shared at the WOW Picnic @ The Pavilion on Sat 21st June, in a free fishing net exhibition at St Pauls Church, Worthing, and published in an anthology of children’s work.

If you would like to know more about the WOW festival please see here.