"OYAP Trust have been working in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum to deliver our project, Kick Arts, which aims to re-engage school refusers with education through weekly experiential arts workshops tailored to their interests.
|Kick Arts Workshop © OYAP|
We aim to cultivate curiosity, openness, resilience whilst nurturing independent learners who have a 'why not' attitude to trying new things. During our project the young people experience creative challenges, surpass their expectations and surprise themselves by making interesting and emotional work.
Over these 12 weeks we have taken a heroic trajectory into the arts! The museum’s annexe has been transformed into a hive of creative energy with activities like – screen printing, photographic challenges, multi-dimensional map making, painting, drawing, melting crayons, writing poems, creating performative art experiments, thinking, singing, problem solving, rapping, laughing, playing and talking about culture and art.
|Painting outside the Museum © OYAP|
Every step of the way Andy and the Education Department have supported us and mirrored our 'yes let’s' attitude, rolling up their sleeves and getting involved whenever they could. Not to mention the mountains of our stuff which they have tirelessly moved around the museum.
|Finding Inspiration in the Pitt Rivers © OYAP|