Toy Hack

Date

2016-05

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Fermynwoods Contemporary

Type

Other

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Fermynwoods Contemporary Art run a programme of alternative education specifically for young people who are permanently excluded from school, dual registered and for school age mothers.

The programme invites artists to work with the young people to engage in art works and pedagogical activities. Louise Clarke's workshop, Toy Hack used deconstruction and construction of toys as a way to build and explore narratives and characters. The small sculptures helped dexterity, problem solving and working together promoting discussion and ideas. The works were later drawn and photographed introducing focused study, decision making, editing and technical skills.

This work is direct and a tangible outcome of an engaged art practice.

Description

Art as pedagogy in the community

Keywords

Louise Clarke, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Toy Hack, Education, Drawing, Artist as Educator, Pedagogy, Alternative Education

Citation

Clarke, L. (2016) Toy Hack. Fermynwoods Contemporary

Rights

Research Institute

Institute of Art and Design