Young people have endured some of the greatest challenges brought about by Covid-19, forced to isolate from their peer groups, friends and support network; needing extreme discipline to manage home learning; and facing an unprecedented situation generating emotions that even adults find hard to express.
Charlie Cluff, who is the Arts Coordinator for CCDT and also Head of Art at Bourne Community College, will be running two free workshops that we would encourage any young people from the Chichester region to participate in, expressing themselves through shape and colour to create a visual image – they can either reflect on their own experiences or those of others. Workshops will focus on the theme of COLOUR AND EMOTION, looking at FAUVISM as a starting point to inform artwork based on the natural environment and grounds at the Graylingwell estate.
Charlie is currently working on material to support the Graylingwell exhibition at The Novium this autumn. She is collating work from students, children and the wider community with the aim of bridging the gap between historical artefacts about Graylingwell and current times through art. Those who would like to can take their artwork home, but all are invited to loan their artwork to an exhibition CCDT will be hosting at the Novium later this year, and afterwards in Graylingwell Chapel, creating a community response to an extraordinary time. They will be invited along to the opening of the Novium Exhibition to view their artwork on display.
Please join Charlie at the Chapel Green, just in front of Graylingwell Chapel promptly at 10:30 to enjoy the maximum experience at this event. Bring a blanket or something to sit on as we hope to do the artwork outside. In the event of very poor weather we will hold the workshops in the old Lodge – the wooden building next to Graylingwell Chapel. To secure your place please register here as numbers are limited due to social distancing. If you can no longer make it please inform CCDT so that your space can be reallocated.