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Clay Play

25 October — 26 October 2013

Showcase of artwork made by parents and children from four local nursery schools

Events Room, free

Clay Play is a partnership project between Lillian de Lissa Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Edgbaston and Ikon. During October 2013 Potter Jon Williams and Ikon’s Learning Co-ordinator Emma Bowen worked with staff, parents and children aged 2-3 years from Cheeky Monkeys, David Gretton and Lillian De Lissa Nurseries and Poppits Pre-School Playgroup to explore Ikon’s Hurvin Anderson exhibition reporting back and to make responses in clay.

Visits were made to Ikon with a follow-up session at the nursery settings, providing continuity of ideas both in the gallery space and their familiar learning environments. Working with clay enabled parents to support their children’s learning, in particular their social and emotional skills, physical development and language acquisition, creating artworks inspired by Anderson’s paintings and exploring the idea of memory.

Clay Play is part of a pilot project encouraging collaboration between childcare settings within the Ladywood area, supported by Arts Connect West Midlands.