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Head Teacher, John Murray,
Chester Catholic High School

Head of Art Tracy French,
Upton High School

Both attended our launch night at Chester Cathedral in October 2018.

Their students came on a study days on our pilot trail.

The Chester Art Beat invites local Chester high schools to send their students on a ‘study day’ (organised by you) to meet our artists on Friday 1 July 2022. This is a perfect end of summer term future career enrichment activity!

Give your visual arts A level students the opportunity to meet our artists, craft makers and designers and to see them at work. Our artists have been primed to expect your students on Friday 1st July and will be more than happy to answer any of their questions.

Our artist Alistair Tucker is one of  your head of art colleagues: from The Queen’s School! He will be exhibiting at the Cathedral’s Chapter House. Two of our artists (Jake Roycroft and Lauren Vaccarazzi) are based at University of Chester’s CASC Gallery in the Forum Shopping Centre and are recent graduates from the university. CASC will be in the middle of its visual arts students’ degree show so your A level students can be inspired by the opportunities ahead and what the next steps to degree level could be like!

At certain times, some of the artists will be offering the chance to ‘have a little go’ (look for the green hand at their work station). Most notably is the opportunity for the public to join in with returning artist Aleta Doran commissioned in the Chapter house of the Cathedral to make a meaningful mosaic for Claire House Children’s Hospice which will be installed in their butterfly garden. Aleta’s FREE ‘have a little go’ opportunity is available throughout the whole event.

Fill in the simple form to let us know your school’s contact details and the year group, names and numbers of students you aim to send out on the trail on their special study day.

Disclaimer: the Chester Art Beat directors and core team, the artists, volunteers or venues are not responsible for your students. They are under your/their parents’/guardians’ responsibility. Students aged 18+ are also legally responsible for themselves under the law. Please note, however, all our artists are basic or enhanced DBS checked, have public liability insurance, have filled in a risk assessment and have signed our code of conduct. See artist’s application form for more details.

“The students said they really enjoyed the experience, especially the ones who spoke at length to the artists and watched or joined in with demonstrations. Every student I spoke to got something from it.”