In 2018 we will have been involved in varied activities in three schools:

 1.  The Quest Academy

On Wednesday, 31st January Benjamin Senior worked for one day with seven Year 9s and seven Year 10s. The art teacher has said that it was a “fantastic workshop” .

 2.  Courtwood Primary School

On Monday, 5th March Ben worked with a mixed age group from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils in the morning for two hours so that he could get to know the pupils and they could get to know him.  Then on the afternoon of Monday 19th he worked with them again but this time he was observed by teachers from the local schools of Gilbert Scott, Forestdale, Greenvale etc. It was all very successful with the pupils and the teachers learning a lot and really enjoying it.

On Wednesday, 23rd May Ben will return to Courtwood for an Art Day and teach a group of children as part of the school’s Arts Week. Then on Thursday, 24th May there will be an exhibition of work in the school hall and parents and members of the Arts Society Sanderstead will have the opportunity to come and see what the children achieved when they were working with Ben.

 ​3.  Art project Riddledown Collegiate

For the fifth year running there will be a three-day course at Riddlesdown Collegiate this summer. The school and the students do seem to value greatly what Ben has been offering the Year 9 art students. We have now fixed 6/7/8 June 2018 as our dates for this year. On Thursday, 8th June at 4 pm the students will display their work so that parents, staff and members of the Arts Society Sanderstead can come and talk to their guests about what they have accomplished during the project.

 ​4.  Art Academy Course

The course is booked for a talented Year 12 student from Riddlesdown to attend a five day painting course at the Art Academy, London from 30th July to 3rd August 2018. She is delighted to have this opportunity and is very much looking forward to it.