Creativity Camps summer 2018

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“This is the best art lesson ever!”

Creativity Camps summer 2018

We hosted two fantastic weeks of Creativity Camps here at Ark-T in August, as part of our Children In Need funded Creativity Changes Lives Project, with 36 young people aged between 6-18 joining us, and 23 of these young people visiting Ark-T for the first time.

The young people took part in a

multi-arts week focused on individual creativity and skills building in week 1, including sessions in dance, cooking, visual arts, African drumming & singing.

Small groups of young people also worked with the Camerados cafe staff every morning to cook our lunch and bake cakes.

On the Wednesday, half the group joined up with the Science Oxford Robot Camp to visit the Make Space in central Oxford.

The Friday ended with friends, parents and carers invited to see the young people take part in a performance of African drumming and singing and to see an exhibition of professionally hung artwork that they’d created throughout the week.







In week 2, the young people worked with a visual artist, writer, musician, choreographer and theatre director to write, design, make, rehearse and perform their own  

play inspired by Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are, which was performed to an invited audience on the final day.

We also held daily team building games, free play and mindfulness sessions, with a particular emphasis on our camp mottos of being brave, being kind, and being yourself.

Both Fridays ended with the young people and their friends and family making and sharing pizza together that were cooked on a wood fired oven in our garden.

The next Creativity Camps will be on Monday 22nd October, with a day of Bushcraft outdoors in the woods. Registration will open in the next couple of weeks. Join our Creativity Changes Lives mailing list here to get updates:

Creativity Camps are free and open to all young people aged 6-18.

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