St*art is a Saturday morning art club designed for young artists aged 8 - 12 years old. it has just received a further three years funding from the East Anglian Arts Fund and the Norwich Town Close Estate Charity - Which is Fantastic!. This year we have developed a new partnership with The Norwich University of the Arts (NUCA) to promote the Creative industries and highlight pathways to further Arts education.
As lead artist of St*art I have designed a full 18 week programme split into three, 6 week courses covering drawing painting and sculpture. The content inspired by and linked to the Castle’s art galleries and collections. The sessions are ambitious, fun and fast paced; this is a club that brings together children that love Art! The group develop confidence with the freedom to express ideas, discover new materials and celebrate creativity of all kinds.
‘Ali has developed exemplary sessions using an excellence in learning framework and has been receiving amazing feedback and attendance levels including from those participants with special needs and disadvantaged children – all fully functioning within the group- of which we are all extremely proud. The high quality of her work is never in question.’
Anna Mc Carthy - Events and Visitor Programme Manager Norwich Castle Museum & Art Galleries