future creators and virtual school art club

Since August 2019 Artpod director Sharon has worked with Future Creators on their well-being program. One particular project of creativity that we all love is the Virtual school holiday art clubs. Specifically for children and young people across the southeast who are in the care system, these classes offer diverse and exciting creative activities. During the various lockdowns, the classes moved online and we collaborated with Jo Coles to create bespoke art boxes full of exciting materials and posted them to all the children. Classes were delivered in zoom by Sharon and Jo to ensure that every child received personal attention and met the complex emotional and educational needs of the group. Children use lots of materials, learn creative processes and themes that are linked to a particular artist or art form. All the participants have the opportunity to complete a discover or explore arts award during the creative process. So far 10-holiday clubs have been delivered with over 20  children receiving their arts awards.