As an extension of the Summer Reading challenge this year children will have the chance to take part in Arts Award discover. This is really exciting news as Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that support anyone from 5 to 25 years old can grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form – from fashion to film making, pottery to poetry.
There is a great film if you follow this link http://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=64 called What is Arts Award? That shows how exciting the scheme can be.
Arts Award are working with The Reading Agency this year on Record Breakers. In order to complete the award children have a special Arts Award Record Breakers booklet to complete, in which they keep a record of arts activity they take part in and artists they find out about. They will have to look for examples of arts in everyday life, take part in arts activities, find out about people who make art and then share what they have discovered.
Signing up to the award
Pop into one of our Arts Explorer session which are taking place at:
- Wokingham Library on Thursday July 30 9.30am to 10.30am
- Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 30 11am to 12noon
- Woodley Library on Friday July 31 10.30am to 11.30am
If you are unable to attend one of these session and would like to take part, then please contact Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304.
As well as taking part in activities the Library, or other Cultural venues provide, the children will need to show they have found out about people who make art. Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Library will have Artist activity packs on Frida Kahlo, Sonia Delaunay, Bridget Riley, Andy Warhol, Joan Miro and Henri Matisse, for the children to use in the Library. Each activity pack will be themed on a different artist and include fact sheets, colouring in pages of their famous art works and ideas for arts activities they can try themselves. You can also use the book stock we have and explore our online encyclopedia – http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/online/reference/