Pupils jet off for art project
July 12, 2017
ST CENYDD pupils jetted off to Germany to take part in an exciting art project.
Local artist Tracey Moberly has been working with St Cenydd pupils on a new project linking up with Caerphilly Council's twin town Ludwigsburg in Germany.
Ms Moberly is a well-known artist and writer and ran workshops with Instagram images - which she uses as part of her practice - for a stage deSign with the pupils in the German town.
Her Instagram art has inspired the pupils to create a project focusing on integrating cultures.
Ms Moberly has extended this into the new project called Yourope - Young Art across Borders with the Ludwigsburg Government. This project is supported by Erasmus+ the European Union's programme for boosting skills and employability through activities organised in the fields of education. training, youth and sports.
Working with large fabric printers the pupils will join together with students from the Czech RepubUc. as well as a group of refugees from all over the world to create large flags made up of the many images taken in Ludwigsburg and worked in Instagram over the course of a week.
The project and pupils will be filmed by a documentary filmmaker from the Crimea during their stay as they take part in a series of art workshops which will cumulate with a fashion show, runway and stage design.
She said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to learn about different cultures and become apart of creating something unique and special."
Nicola Webber, head of geography at St Cenydd, said: "The pupils have worked really hard preparing for the project. Being immersed in other cultures is a fantastic way to learn and they are all really looking forward to working with Tracey again and other artists in Germany"