ROI Education Outreach
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ROI Education Outreach ProgrammeAdebanji Alade PROI has been heading up a fantastic educational outreach project with a number of schools, helping to inspire students and build their creative skills and passion. It has been extremely well received and proved remarkably successful with more schools being lined up for future collaborative workshops. Other members actively involved with the ROI education outreach programme include Andrew Farmer ROI working with schools in the North west of England and Natalia Avdeeva ROI (the newly elected Education Officer for the ROI) working with schools in Scotland. It’s fair to conclude that the future is bright as regards our educational outreach programs. Further details from the outreach programme are shown below.
Educational Outreach with Adebanj Alade (PROI)
CARDINAL WISEMAN SECONDARY SCHOOLVisits were made by Adebanji Alade to Cardinal Wiseman on four separate days this year. The first visit took place in March over three days (22nd – 24th of March) and the final visit took place on the 4th of November. During these visits, the main focus was on sharing my sketchbook practice, Introduction to Oil Painting, Composition & Focal Points, Demonstrations on how to paint a simple still life set-up and how to paint a portrait from a photograph. Other points covered were helping the students generate their ideas for the final project pieces and helping them formulate ways of executing them in the time allocated during the examinations. The students were really appreciative of the efforts from ROI Educational visits and so also were their teachers. Below are some of the pictures over the four visits to Cardinal Wiseman.
DAY 1 photos- 22nd of March 2022
Day 2 Photos – 23 of March 2022
TIVERTON PRIMARY SCHOOLThe project with the selected talented students from Tiverton focused on sketching portraits from pictures. They learnt how to grid a picture and sketch from the gridded picture. This was divided into two separate days. The Children did very well to master the simple grid system, outlining and shading techniques they taught. The children and teachers, including the ever-supportive Head Teacher were very appreciative of the efforts from the ROI Educational Outreach Program.
LONDON ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCEAdebanji visited this school in Tottenham in collaboration with Hope in Tottenham. Adebanji visited this school with Elli Koumousi, she gave a presentation on the Mall Galleries, the ROI and the current project of “In the Studio”. Adebanji helped the students with drawing skills. It was Self Portraits for the first group and Life Drawing for the second group. Marina Nimmo the art Teacher here was very helpful in making these visits run smoothly. These visits have been made possible by HOPE in TOTTENHAM.
CARDINAL WISEMANAdebanji has made 2 visits to this lovely school. They have got a wonderful art department with dedicated art students and they produce a high standard of artwork. He has worked with their final year students on his first visit helping them with self portraits and their current work for their exams. He helped them by doing demonstrations and one to one, hands on assistance with their work. Their Teacher Mya Theophilou has been really helpful in making these visits successful.
TIVERTON PRIMARY SCHOOLAdebanji has made 2 visits to this Primary School in Tottenham. Adebanji was privileged to meet with 12 of their most talented students. On his first visit he took them through the process of the drawing individual features of the face. Melonie Stennett is the Art Coordinator here and she is very useful and instrumental in organising these visits. These visits have been made possible by HOPE in TOTTENHAM.
Educational Outreach with Natalia Avdeeva ROI (ROI Education Officer)
The educational outreach programme is now in place in Scotland and actively being pioneered by our ROI member Natalia Avdeeva. Recently two introductory art sessions were delivered by her to primary years 6 and 7 in a small village in East Ayrshire.
The demonstration of artist materials was followed by a lively Q&A. The artist received a warm welcome and positive feedback from the teachers and students alike. Natalia is looking forward to visiting more schools in Scotland and encouraging young people to pursue their creative aspirations especially when they are surrounded by such natural beauty, which is an ideal subject for them to explore artistically.