in an Explosion of Fun, Creativity and Colour…
“The subjects that make up cultural learning can enable children to excel, boost confidence and put them on a path to progression through to adult life regardless of how they perform in more conventional subjects. Cultural learning must be at the core of the overall curriculum.”
David Adjaye, Architect
If you are a school, youth organisation or community group there are lots of ways of getting involved with Wild in Art.
Get Involved with a Wild in Art Event
In 2013, we worked with over 250 schools who participated in creative learning projects linked to our animal-inspired public art events. We are busy planning events for 2014 and are inviting schools and youth organisations in Hamilton (South Lanarkshire) and Aberdeen to get involved.
Delivered in partnership with WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation and the ARCHIE Foundation, Wild Dolphins is a celebration of Scotland’s bottlenose dolphins. Schools, young people’s organisations and community groups will have the chance to design a dolphin calf while learning about dolphin conservation.
Hamilton will host a stampede of Clydesdale horses as part of Ready Steady Gallop which will give young people the opportunity to decorate a Clydesdale horse and learn about Clydesdale horses across all areas of the curriculum.
Each event will culminate with the decorated sculptures going on public display alongside their larger siblings.
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If you are not located in the vicinity of one of our events, your school is still able to access our engaging formula of cross-curricular learning and creativity by selecting an animal from our portfolio of sculptures and creating your own wildlife masterpiece.
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Individual School Projects
Our individual packages provide schools with an opportunity to adopt your own animal and provide an engaging stand-alone arts project that unites the classroom through creativity, learning and debate. Many schools have used their sculpture to deliver and enliven aspects of the national curriculum or address issues as diverse as global citizenship, anti-bullying or topical issues such the environmental awareness and the healthy living.
The children of Chapel-en-le-Frith High School introduce BILLY: their anti-bullying inspired contribution to the Saatchi Gallery’s ‘Elephant in the Room’ exhibition.
“I would imagine if it were possible to total the number of people – children and adults who will be touched in some positive way by this project, and to balance this against the monetary costs, that penny for penny this has been one of the ‘best investments’ of the year.”
Rosemary Burton, Teacher, Chapel-en-le-Frith High School, Derbyshire
Alternatively a number of schools inspired by our projects decide to work in collaboration with local businesses and partner cluster group schools to create show-stopping exhibitions of their own. Follow the link to our Case Studies page to see a selection of examples.