Artist Assistants is one of the Kulturprinsens development projects that you could experience during Snapsting for Children 2016
Artist Assistants is a project divided into two phases:
- A pre-course at school where the 6 artist groups worked in a longer course with 1-2 school classes.
The artist presented his artistic practice to the class and engaged the students in a creative process.
- An end to 'Snapsting for kids' where students were 'artist assistants'. Because alongside the artistic sessions at school, the students were also equipped to be able to pass on the same co-creation practice in the role of 'artist assistants' at workshops during 'Snapsting for children'.
Course at school
There are 6 artist groups working in a longer course with 1-2 school classes. The artist presents his/her artistic practice to the class and engages the students in a creative process. The programme lasts 16-20 hours and takes place during school hours. It is agreed individually between teacher and artist whether to work intensively in one project week or to stretch the lessons over a project period of up to four weeks.
Read more about the many artistic programmes here
Snapsting for children in week 25 at Borgvold
Alongside the artistic courses at the school, the students are trained to be able to pass on the same co-creation practice in the role of 'artist assistants'. This will take place at Snapsting for children in week 25, where the artist will be holding 8 open workshops together with the newly qualified young 'artist assistants' from Monday 20/6 to Thursday 23/6. There will be 3-6 artist assistants per workshop.
The purpose of Artist Assistants is:
- to provide students and teachers with new artistic skills
- to involve both in the artistic process
- to motivate and support the children in being able to communicate the process to other children
With the project 'Artist Assistants' we want to give pupils and teachers new artistic skills, to involve them in the artistic process and to motivate and instruct them to help facilitate other children in a similar process. Further, to give them time for immersion, in order to embed creative approaches in their everyday lives. This applies both to the students who are trained as 'artist assistants' but also to the classes who enrol in the artistic workshops at Snapsting for Children.