For this project managed by Fusion Arts, and funded by BBC Children in Need, Arts Psychotherapist Helen Edwards is working in three Oxford schools, (Rose Hill, Wood Farm and Bayards Hill), specifically with young children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.
The Story Makers 2012
This is the second time the project has been run, after a successful partnership with the same three schools and The Ashmolean in 2011.
Working with touch, colour, movement and sound, this project enables the children to build up their capacity for taking in, understanding and reflecting on information as well as their expressive capacities, and so to enrich their vocabulary of communications.
This year we have been walking alongside the Pitt Rivers Museum. We have also teamed up with Artscape, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Services run class for adults living with dementia, and their carers.
They have been conducting a parallel project alongside the children, and shared a session altogether here at Fusion where they made masks together, inspired by their visits to The Pitt Rivers.
The project will culminate in an exhibition (18th December 2012-14th January 2013) upstairs in The Pitt Rivers Museum with a display of the work created by the children.
Their will also be a Family Day open to all on Saturday 12th January, 1-4pm, with making activities at the Museum.
Come and see colourful masks made by the Children in Need funded Story Makers Project run with Helen Edwards and Fusion Arts. A chance to find new eyes in exploring and creating a world of story and adventure. Make your own miniature friend and bring them to life. Take part in a shadow puppet story, or make your own animation.
Films of the project shown at 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm.
Shadow Puppet show at 3pm.