#CreativeYOU | Creative Showcase 2020

Our Creative Courses regularly bring together young people aged 11-16 from diverse backgrounds, in community settings across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. During the autumn-winter term we started some of the courses in person but due to the second lockdown we had to move them all online after half term. Young people developed new skills and resilience through creativity. 

Creative practitioners delivered Fashion, Puppet Making, Craft & Textiles, Animation and Podcasting courses, enabling young people to express themselves creatively. We hope you enjoy the uplifting and inspiring work you can find documented below.

Young people worked on the theme of #CreativeYOU, our campaign which champions the right of every young person to access creativity and development opportunities in the creative and cultural industries.

Well done to every single one of you for finding inspiration and expressing yourselves and your emotions through creativity!

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This term we began by looking at techniques for building effective models for animating.

First off, we made wire skeletons and then built up layers of plasticine. We also looked at mouth movements and how to sync up talking with moving mouths. It was a challenging term with Covid restrictions which meant that the young people couldn't work in groups so we have lots of individual films to show this term.

We were interrupted half way through the term and the sessions had to go online due to the nationwide lockdown. The young people adapted well and worked really hard to make what they could with the time we had together. Alongside achieving their Arts Award qualifications, the young people have learned new skills in model making, animating and we had a lot of fun in the middle of a challenging time.


The courses theme this term has been #CreativeYOU, our campaign which champions the right of every young person to access creativity and development opportunities in the creative and cultural industries.

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