Step Up 2

Step Up 2

Step Up 2 training programme has got off to an amazing start. 12 marginalised artists have just completed the first six training sessions in which they looked at and discussed workshop preparation, health and safety and how to work inclusively with participants. The participants enjoyed working through the four workshop packs on ‘Outsider Artists’ that were developed from the first Step Up training workshops last year.

The first four Step Up workshop packs are downloadable from the Outside In website:

www.outsidein.org.uk/Step-Up

Each pack takes you through the often idiosyncratic art processes and materials that each of the artists used along with a brief history.

We are planning another three training sessions with our artists over the next month after which they will be supported to deliver workshops at Pallant House Gallery. As momentum for the 2012 Outside In starts to build the artists will become ambassadors for the project heading out across the country to bring you yet more ‘Outsider Artist’ inspired workshops.

The next stage of research will begin soon, and more workshop packs will be designed and created over the next year. Visit the Step Up section of the Outside In website to keep up to date.

Mandie Saw – Artscape

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