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Upton Hall School

SLiCE

Specialist Leader in Cultural Education

Metamorphosis Project Ann Spears

SLiCE Fellowship 2014 -15

Students from four schools Bellerive FCJ Catholic College, Clare Mount Specialist Sports College, Upton Hall School FCJ and Woodchurch High School have worked collaboratively to develop the use of the iPad in the gallery environment as a pedagogical tool. Through a series of workshops they have developed a strategy of how to look and are beginning to develop the language and understanding in order to share the experience.

A training session at Upton Hall School demonstrating the use of PicCollage and Skitch for annotating thoughts and reflections during the gallery workshop was delivered prior to the visit to the Open Eye Gallery to view the Metamorphosis of Japan After The War exhibition.

Metamorphosis Project

The aim was to facilitate a structure whereby staff and pupils could use the iPad and a number of Apps to develop the means to share their experience through word, image and film , developing different ways of sharing their cultural experiences.

Pupils from Bellerive FCJ, Claremount Specialist Sports College, Upton Hall FCJ, Woodchurch High School

It is one of the aims of the project to develop a form of Cultural Passport to log the pupils’ experience across different art forms and act as an auditing tool to inform future planning.

Pupils from Bellerive FCJ, Claremount Specialist Sports College, Upton Hall FCJ, Woodchurch High School

Term 1: Autumn 2014 

  • 4 days shadowing at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
  • Initially to work with Alan Thompson from Hi Impact and Sarah Fisher and Thomas Dukes at the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool to develop the use of the iPad and Apps in the gallery environment as a pedagogical tool.
  • Develop a strategy enabling how to look.
  • Formalistic assessment
  • Developing the language and understanding to enable a shared experience
  • Developing different ways of sharing cultural experiences.
  • A training session for the target group of staff and pupils from TSA run by Alan Thompson in the use of a number of key Apps for annotating thoughts and reflections during the initial visit would be provided prior to the gallery visit using Skitch, PicCollage
  • The aim is to develop a structure whereby staff and pupils can use the iPad and a number of Apps to develop the means to share their experience through word, image and film , developing different ways of sharing their cultural experiences.
  • It would be the aim of the project to develop a form of Cultural Passport to log the pupil’s experience across different art forms and serve to act as an auditing tool for their experience.

Term 2: Spring 2015 Planned actions 

Open Eye Gallery Liverpool has been designated as the Cultural Partner Organisation (CPO) and the focus of the research initially will be based on the current exhibition, “The Metamorphosis of Japan after WW2.” To work with artists in residence with staff and pupils from Teaching Alliance schools in vertical groupings.

To develop strategies for sharing information and the individual’s response to the cultural experience.

To promote the Cultural Passport in house and across the Alliance. Working with a local historian, the group will work with archival photographic material from the Open Eye and Liverpool Central Library

to discover and document the regrowth of Liverpool post WW2, and this will lead to an investigation into the renewal and rebirth of the two cities affected by WW2 destruction.

A website has been created on Makewaves to capture and share the pupils’ experiences as the project develops.

  • To work with artists in residence,a local historian, archivists from Open Eye and Liverpool Central Library with staff and pupils from Teaching Alliance schools in vertical groupings.
  • To develop strategies for sharing information and the individual’s response to the cultural experience.
  • Promote the Cultural Passport in house and across the Alliance

Additional notes referencing involvement with ITT/HE partner/CSNW:
Project to include working with Strategic Partners at LJMU

  1. Training for staff and pupils with Alan Thompson from Hi Impact on use of iPads and Apps at Upton Hall School
  2. Visit to Open Eye Gallery to view exhibition
  3. Creative writing workshop based on the imagery of Metamorphosis of Japan Jake to deliver
  4. Visit to Central Library Engineers archive to view Post WW2 photos of Liverpool and decide on locations to visit
  5. Guided walk to specific sites in Liverpool identified by research in City Engineer’s Archive lead by Local Historian Colin Dilnot.
  6. Discussions and interviews with WW2 survivors to collect anecdotes of Liverpool during Second World War. Develop intergenerational strand to the project. Collect stories through local Radio. Radio City. Make podcasts.
  7. Create an App to reflect the thematic link between Post War Japan and Liverpool.
  8. Using the text from the Rescue Man, a novel by Anthony Quinn in a Haiku workshop
  9. Workshop with Strategic partner LJMU.I have arranged to visit LJMU Textiles Department to see digital printing set up with a view for the SLiCE project pupils to be given a workshop day to print their images for the exhibition on large banners.

Cultural Partners

  • Sarah Fisher - Director Open Eye Gallery, Chair FACT, Chair Axisweb
  • Thomas Dukes - Exhibitions Coordinator Open Eye Gallery
  • Lindsey Fryer - Tate (Open Eye Board Member)
  • Jake Smith - Gallery Assistant Open Eye Gallery
  • Alan Thompson - Hi Impact
  • Liverpool Central Library - Access to City Engineers’ Archive
  • Colin Dilnot - Local Historian, Artist, Writer
  • Anthony Quinn - Writer and Film Critic for The Independent

Workshops:

  • Workshop using PicCollage and Skitch at Upton Hall School
  • GPS and Photoshop- Hi Impact/ Upton Hall
  • Guided Walk and Photography workshop/Open Eye and Liverpool City Centre Colin Dilnot
  • Photoshop session and materials upload to Metamorphosis website
  • Digital Printing workshop at LJMU
  • Workshop: Curating an Exhibition - Open Eye Gallery Thomas Dukes
  • Interim Evaluation Day at Chester University
  • Final Evaluation workshop at Upton Hall School

Key Aims

  • striving for excellence

  • emphasising authenticity

  • being inspiring and engaging

  • ensuring a positive, child-centred experience

  • actively involving children and young people

  • providing a sense of personal progression

  • developing a sense of ownership and belonging

There are two workshops scheduled for the Autumn term to complete the project

A Preview at Open Eye, Liverpool is tscheduled for Autumn 2015 and will take place on Friday 10th December 2015 at 5.30pm
Booking for the event will take place through Eventbrite

Ann Spears
July 2015

There are two workshops scheduled for the Autumn term to complete the project

A Preview at Open Eye, Liverpool is tscheduled for Autumn 2015 and will take place on Friday 10th December 2015 at 5.30pm
Booking for the event will take place through Eventbrite

Ann Spears
July 2015