Go back to Inspire: A Celebration of Children’s Art in Response to Jacopo del Sellaio’s Cupid and Psyche
AccessArt has been delighted to have worked with Kate Noble, Miranda Stern, Alison Ayres, Sarah Villis and Holly Morrison, from the Fitzwilliam Museum Learning Team, to inspire primary school teachers, in and around Cambridgeshire, to use the Museum Collection to support their pupils’ learning and creative development.
Artworks created by children are celebrated in an exciting exhibition of children’s art curated by the Fitzwilliam Museum in 2020; Inspire.
Inspire celebrates the creative journeys and processes of both children and their teachers, and during the course of the Inspire 2020 Project, ongoing throughout 2019, supported schools in developing their creative approaches.
Modelled on the National Gallery, London’s, Take One Picture, Inspire, took a deeper look at one painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum Collection, and from there make our own journeys and discovers.
The focus painting was The Story of Cupid and Psyche by Jacopo del Sellaio, an Italian painter working with Sandro Botticelli in Florence, Italy in the 1400s.
The collection of resources below was used by teachers during the Inspire 2020 Programme, running throughout 2019.
Inspire 2020 Programme Goals
Starting a project can feel daunting for even the most accomplished artist, but is also a fertile time of ideas and discovery.
Over the years we have created lots of strategies for starting new projects and moving ideas forwards using creative techniques and tools.
We’ll be here to guide you through the process!
Introduction for Participating Teachers and Educators
Tools: Introducing Drawing
The creative process is a journey, continuously in motion and moving.
It is not pre-conceived, but a continuous exploration with no fixed outcomes.
Tools: Introducing Themes and Storyboards
Tools: The Figure
Tools: Nature and Landscape
Inspire 2020 is not about static endings but about discovery, open experimentation and play.
The end point might just be a snap shot of a long process and not a final conclusion.
We hope that Inspire 2020 will give schools plenty of time and scope to play and find new avenues to explore, led by the children’s and teachers’, inspirations, fed by great art and hands-on creative processes.
We hope that along the way new skills and ideas will be cemented and creativity will be embedded as a resource to draw from for life.
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