I've been working on the Summer Arts Projects and outreach programme with Wirral Methodist housing, the friends of the Williamson and the Arts Coucil England at the Williamson Art Gallery over the last few years. The outrecah programme gives artists the chance to work outdoors with the community on half day themed workshops working with children of all ages on a project that they have prepared based on that years theme.
The annual exhibition of the young peoples work is held each September to celebrate their achievements.
This workshop can be adapted for various themes.
Residential, industrial and the market place workshops based on Birkenhead and the surrounding areas for an outreach community project which took place over the course of a week and involved children aged 3-15.
`Based on the theme ...and the River flows on` I chose to work with the chidren on various vessels that would/could be seen on the Mersey past and present.