Extended schools activities are designed to support learning, raise school standards and promote healthy lifestyles, enabling schools to work closely with members of the wider community and connect local people with local services.
More information on the programme can be found below including the criteria used to work out which schools qualify for the programme and how their funding is calculated
The first time tutoring any ‘new to print’ participants is a wonderful experience, and it is often surprising how many printmaking techniques can be taken out of the studio and in to the classroom. Participants on the 2015/16 term have included Belfast Metropolitan, Knockbreda, Ashfield and Priory Integrated colleges, each exploring drypoint, monoprint, chine-colle and collograph techniques through appropriated classroom and after-school sessions.
Printmaking is particularly engaging for students not only because of the limitless creativity it allows but also because of the thinking process involved. In dealing with reverse images, multi-colour plates and a variety of textural and material options, printmaking feeds directly into curriculum objectives of developing a range of mark making skills alongside technical exploration and observation.