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Monday 8 – Thursday 11 August
Wild Summer School
Times 11 – 4pm daily
For ages 13 – 19

Get creative, make friends, be wild and have fun over the summer at Wysing Arts Centre. Join the summer school at Wysing to collaborate with professional artists and each other. Over the week you’ll have a chance to create work using nature, sound and performance.

To book a place on the Wild Summer School, please visit our Eventbrite by clicking here.

The week will seek to remove barriers and expectations to explore how we can be free to imagine, taking part in practical activities that link to Wysing’s 2022 theme of “re/wilding”. Explore what it might mean to take time away from the day-to-day, to roam land freely and test out what you might want to leave behind or allow to flourish through engaging and inspiring creative activities.

The week will investigate ideas around the environment, recycling and shaping the world of the future. For example building sculptures in the woodland, creating with clay, playing with field recording and sound editing, and putting together a final online display of collaborative work as part of the Wysing Broadcasts website.

The week will involve opportunities to work in a group and individually.

Access Information

On the Eventbrite ticket booking page, you can let us know any medical conditions or allergies we should be aware of and explain how we can best support the attendee in the session.

Further information about the activities during week and what to expect will be emailed to you prior to the session.

Please get in touch with us to let us know if there is something you need to be able to participate in Creative Youth Council, by emailing Lucy Shipp at lucy.shipp@wysingartscentre.org.

FAQs

Do I need to book?
Yes, we ask people to register for the sessions via Eventbrite.

How can I get there?
Free travel is provided from Cambourne, Cambridge and Huntingdon with DBS checked taxi drivers. This must be booked by midday Wednesday 3 August. We recommend young people are taken to the transport location by parent/guardian. Please specify the contact number on the booking form to share with the taxi company on the day of travel (parent/guardian if they will be there to meet the travel, or young person if they are travelling independently). The taxi departs from Cambridge at 10.20am, collecting from Cambourne at 10.45am, arriving at Wysing for 11am. The taxi leaves Huntingdon at 10.30pm, arriving at Wysing for 11am. All the taxis depart at 4pm and follow the same route back, arriving Cambourne at 4.15pm, Cambridge at 4.40pm and Huntingdon at 4.30pm. Timings are approximate. Taxi information will be emailed to you before the session. If you require transport but find it difficult to attend from these locations, please get in touch with us so we can discuss potential travel options or other ways to support your attendance. Wheelchair accessible transport can be provided if needed. If you require wheelchair accessible transport, please tick the box on the Eventbrite ticket checkout page and we will be in touch by email to confirm arrangements with you. Please let us know by 12 midday Wednesday 3 August.

Do I need to have any experience?
You don't need to come with any previous art experience to attend. We want to support young people who are interested in working with others and trying new ways of working.

Who can attend?
Anyone age 13 –19 who is interested in working with others and trying new ways of working. You don’t need any previous art experience to attend.

Do I need to pay for sessions?
No, all the sessions are totally free to attend with materials and refreshments included.

Do I need to bring lunch?
Yes, you will need to bring a packed lunch with you. Please note there are no shops nearby. Snacks and drinks will be provided during the sessions.

What do I need to wear?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear. Each session will focus on different activities, with aprons provided if required, but we encourage you to wear clothes that you aren't worried about getting messy or being outside in occasionally. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring sun cream.