Dear You Art Project

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Storytelling time in Taizhou!

2017, 8 years olds, 9 years old, China, Collective Art, United KingdomArlene TuckerComment
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For the last session of this ‘Inspiring Stories ’project , we first divided the whole class into groups, then let each group choose a British children's work.  According to the content of the works, we encourage students to start imagination, then create stories and then write down the scripts.  At last, the children shoot the script into audio or video works with the help of teachers or parents during the spare time.

The event was a new experience for the children, and they were excited and happy.

Best wishes,
Lisa

The artists in Grade 3 (9-10 years old) at Taizhou Pheonix Primary School in Jiangsu, China are making and sharing art with the artists in Class 4 (8-9 years old) at Sneinton C of E St Stephens Primary School in Nottingham, England Both groups are aged 8-9 years old.

Friendship grows between the artists in UK and China!

2017, 8 years olds, 9 years old, China, Dear You Art Workshops, Dear You Workshop Leader, United KingdomArlene Tucker5 Comments
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The children at Sneinton Church of England Primary School have once again had a fantastic time completing their next piece of artwork for the Dear You Art Project. It all started with great excitement by opening the envelope containing artwork from our partner school. The children were fascinated by the self portraits, as well as the questions they had sent in Chinese writing. All of the pupils commented on how beautiful this writing was, and how it was like an art form in itself, which led perfectly onto the next project, where the focus was font and text. 

To simulate discussion about different fonts and text types, we used a powerpoint created by Heather to discuss the varying fonts we have in our classroom and how each of them made me feel. It was very interesting to hear the children's views on how one font may suggest somebody was scared, and another one may imply that somebody is very serious and possibly earns lots of money! They were fascinated by how a font can tell you so much about the artist and their message! 

As a class, we then talked about how we use questions in everyday life to find out information about people's lives and interests. Each child came up with a question to ask their partner student, and then thought about how they were going to present it. We talked about using different sized letters, stencils, different textures, as well as a variety of fonts. We then created a piece of artwork by drawing the questions using lots of different fonts! The children were concentrating so well and they really enjoyed trying a new art form. We hope you enjoy our artwork! 

Sincerely,
Alice Wilby

The artists in Class 4 (8-9 year olds) at Sneinton C of E St Stephens Primary School in Nottingham, England are making and sharing art with Grade 3 (9-10 year olds) at Taizhou Pheonix Primary School in Jiangsu, China.

Our rooms in our house

2017, 5 years old, 6 years old, Dear You Art Workshops, United Kingdom, United Arab EmiratesArlene TuckerComment
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The pop up house was interesting! We hadn't done anything like this before so we had practice at cutting scrap paper first.

The children were very excited to represent their lives through a room in their house and tried hard to find things from a catalogue that looked like their furniture. They like making their room come to life and it sparked a conversation about different kinds of beds!

The 5 and 6 year old artists in Class 1 at Sneinton C of E Primary School in Nottingham, England are making and sharing art with the 4 to 6 years olds in KG2B at Collegiate American School in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

How many sounds are there?!?!

2017, 5 years old, Dear You Art Workshops, United Kingdom, United Arab EmiratesArlene TuckerComment

The children were surprised at how many different sounds there were! Some children said our world is very noisy and that wouldn't it be sad if we couldn't hear. We wondered if our friends in United Arab Emirates would hear the same sounds.

The 5 and 6 year old artists in Class 1 at Sneinton C of E Primary School in Nottingham, England are making and sharing art with the 4 to 6 years olds in KG2B at Collegiate American School in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Abstract styles from Nottingham!!

2016, 5 years old, 6 years old, Dear You Workshop Leader, Dear You Art Workshops, Mexico, United KingdomArlene TuckerComment

We looked at pics on the internet of under the sea. The children were keen on making a list of all the animals that live under the sea.

Here are some snippets of conversations....

I think it's nice and warm
It might be dark and a bit scary
I like it in the dark... you can see awesome things under the sea
I think it's beautiful under the sea
I would like to look at all the animals under the sea
I like colouring it's fun because when you have finished you can play with it.
Spider fish
Electric Eel
Starfish
Swordfish
Seahorse
Elephant fish
Octopus
Hammerhead Shark
Stingray
Flying fish
Clownfish
John Dory
Puffer fish
Dolphin
Whale
Killer whale
Great white shark

Nina Evans

The 5 and 6 year olds in Class 1 from Sneinton C of E Primary School in Nottingham, UK are making and sharing art with the 5 and 6 year olds in Prepri C from Colegio San Patricio in Monterrey, Mexico.

Dear You at InDialogue Symposium December 1 & 2, 2016!

United Kingdom, Events, PresentationArlene TuckerComment

Presenters: Jessica Bradley and Louise Atkinson, Rachael Colley and Nuala Clooney, Linda Duvall, Tom Estes, Sarah Green, John Hammersley,  Frank Heather, Caroline Horton and Jacqueline Taylor, Daniel Hunt, Petra Johnson, Garrett Lynch, matthews and allen, Francesco Mazzarella and Gavin Rogers,  Ella McCartney, Sam Metz and Abigail Parsons, Tychonas Michailidis and Balandino Di Donato, Jake Moore and Jade Williams, Sally Morfill and Ana Cavic, Katarina Rankovic, Zoe Robertson, Natalie Garrett Brown and Amy Voris, Susanne Palzer, Zoe Petersen, Gaby Saldanha, Dan Scott, Joanna Sperryn-Jones and Craig Newsome, Dani Tagen, Arlene Tucker and Anastasia Artemeva, Gemma-Rose Turnbull and Anthony Luvera

Guest Speakers: Dom Breadmore, Elena Cologni, Luigi Galimberti, Saskia Holmkvist, Bo Olawoye, Helen Varley Jamieson and Rachelle Viader Knowles, and Katherine Wimpenny.

Keynote: Professor Grant Kester (University of California)

Chair: Professor Steve Swindells (University of Huddersfield)

Performers: InDialogue resident artists Chloé Déchery and Jane McKernan, Sally Doughty, Rachel Krische and Lisa Kendall, Vida Midgelow and Jane Bacon, and Michael Pinchbeck. 

Curated and convened by: founders of InDialogue Heather Connelly and Rhiannon Jones

Supported by: Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange, Dance4, Nottingham City Council and Birmingham City University. Dear You's interactive presentation is supported by
Taiteen edistämiskeskus (Taike).

For up to date information on the programme, artists bios and abstracts please visit: 
http://www.indialogue.uk.com

To register for the event, click here.

Image credit: Monika Jaeckel: The Touching Moment: Touch as dialogical form – the matter(ing) of response(ability) or being constituted by getting in touch. Integrated paper and performers Katherine Hall, Jack A. G.Britton and Lewis Holt. InDialogue 2014, Nottingham Contemporary. Photograph by Amy Payton Edwards.

Image credit: Monika Jaeckel: The Touching Moment: Touch as dialogical form – the matter(ing) of response(ability) or being constituted by getting in touch. Integrated paper and performers Katherine Hall, Jack A. G.Britton and Lewis Holt. InDialogue 2014, Nottingham Contemporary. Photograph by Amy Payton Edwards.

SpongeBob is like the sun :)

2016, 5 years old, 6 years old, Dear You Art Workshops, Mexico, United KingdomArlene TuckerComment

The children worked in pairs for this project. They really enjoyed the stickiness and the thought that the Mexican children would actually receive this art.

They love the SpongeBob films and noticed how he is a happy character and that yellow is a happy colour, like the sun. Doing him with tissue paper they thought was like his sponge body and using the transparent plastic was like under the water!!!

Best wishes,
Nina Evans

The 5 and 6 year olds in Class 1 from Sneinton C of E Primary School in Nottingham, UK are making and sharing art with the 5 and 6 year olds in Prepri C from Colegio San Patricio in Monterrey, Mexico.