My Europe

  My Europe    PRODUCED BY Z-ARTS, MANCHESTER, 2014

My Europe

PRODUCED BY Z-ARTS, MANCHESTER, 2014

 

The Brief

Z-Arts in Manchester developed a project to encourage young people from across the North West to explore feelings and thoughts on Europe and what it meant to be a 'European.' ICDP was invited to develop a strand of this project, working with the Friezland Primary School in Greater Manchester. The initiative was in partnership with the European Commission in the UK and Instituto Cervantes, with support from The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.

What We Achieved

Working with a class from Fiezland Primary School in Greenfield, Greater Manchester, we created one collaborative drawing on canvas, depicted in the image above. During 6 half-day workshops, the students explored ideas of what Europe meant to them and how this could be expressed visually, either literally or more expressively and abstractly. It was fantastic to observe how the children grew more confident in their abilities as the workshops wore on, using the power of collaborative drawing to merge all their ideas into one overall sensation. The finished drawing is currently exhibited at Z-Arts, Manchester.