Show Me How
Show Me How is an innovative community printmaking education project that creates opportunities for young people (16-25) and young adult carers, who have limited access to the arts. The project addresses the decline in art being studied at post-16 and targets those those who receive little or no encouragement in accessing the arts. The project acts as an umbrella for other projects that may want to take part.
We are working with Young Carers Support Centre, Fishponds, Bristol providing free workshops, summer schools and outreach.
Below are some of the comments from the Young Carers after a session in March before lockdown:
- It was fun ! It will help me with my Art GCSE
- Really enjoyable and very different.
- It was really fun.
- Absolutely Great.
- It was super enjoyable.
- It was messy.
- It was a unique experience.
We support young, homeless people who are interested in the arts, on a one-to-one basis with 1625ip. We also work with Borderland Charity to deliver free monthly workshops to displaced people in the city. Everyone involved, gives their time freely.
The project is flexible, adaptive, light on its feet and we have recently partnered with Rising Arts Agency and Pressing Matters magazine to join our current partners Aardman and UWE.
What we can offer
- Training in printmaking (relief, screen and intaglio) with established tutors.
- Portfolio development. Towards applications / progression / contextual.
- Cover aspects of the National Curriculum for teachers.
- Mentoring (SPS & Rising).
- Development of social skills including working as a team and responsibility for themselves and others.
- Curation and marketing opportunities through exhibitions.
- Young Person Member Technician scheme at SPS
Melissa Cooney, Rising Arts
Rising Arts Agency secured a spot for a young artist to join the Textile Transfer Technique Course at Spike Print Studio. Melissa Cooney spent five weeks learning from Justyna Medon, a surface designer who creates beautiful hand printed textiles and wallpapers.
Read more about Melissa’s time on our textile course on Rising’s blog.
CLF Speedwell School, Bristol
Show Me How feedback
The best bit was:
“experimenting with different tools and techniques”
“seeing how my multi-coloured print turned out”
Anna the tutor was:
“friendly, helpful & supportive”
“I felt I learned easily with her”
I feel that my work:
“turned out better than I expected”
“is the best printing I have done so far”
“will help me get a Distinction”
We work with young carers from Young Carers Support Centre, Fishponds, Bristol offering free workshops and summer schools.
We are developing an outreach programme with them for 2019.