The programme raises awareness and aspirations around a future in the arts amongst schools and colleges in the boroughs of Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest: the four boroughs closest to UCL East and the Olympic legacy developments.
Day 1- Visit to Campus
Participating schools and colleges are invited for a tour of UCL Art Museum in the morning and a tour of the Slade in the afternoon.
Prints from the museum’s collection are displayed for the students to study and draw. These include the works from Rembrandt van Rijn and award-winning Slade alumni.
The young artists are also given a tour of the Slade run by current students where they make their own etched plate print.
Day 2- Printmaking Outreach
An all-day outreach workshop led by Slade alumni 2018, Isobel Napier and Taylor Smith, is run at participating schools and colleges.
Here, the young artists learn how to make their own drypoint prints using UCL Culture’s portable print studio.
Day 3- Extension Printmaking Outreach
A second all-day outreach workshop is run by the same Slade alumni, Isobel and Taylor at participating schools and colleges.
Here, pupils are shown how to make chine-collé prints, expanding on their previously-acquired printmaking skills.