What Happened this Half Term at Wac Arts…

Over the February half term, the young people of Wac Arts have been very busy!

bbc-imageWac Arts Interactive travelled to Manchester where the young people and future Ambassadors visited Z-Arts and Venture Arts. They supported the Wac Arts staff in delivering some of the exciting and innovative technology projects developed and piloted here. The young people of Wac Arts Interactive helped to teach other arts and youth organisations how to use Inclusive technology in order to enhance learning, development, fun and friendship! These inclusive technologies included using the IPAD not just for websites and social media but for creating music, games, film and art. Wac Arts interactive have been making tutorials to share this knowledge and empower other young people.

Tutorial include an apop called ThumbJam: Whether you want to be a star film director or a master trumpet player, drummer and guitarist, the young people of Wac Arts Interactive have just the tutorial video for you! Create a masterpiece with the easy to use video app, Cinematic or learn how to use the multi instrumental app, Thumbjam with these easy-to-follow tutorials https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5ZfEgbli00&feature=youtu.be

Manchester also included a tour of the set of BBC Breakfast and an inspiring tour of Ultimaker GB in Chorley.

Ultimaker brings 3D printing to schools to be used in education. They state that “3D printing is great for interactive, mechanical and technical lessons, it’s essential for design students creating prototypes and just all-round good fun for everyone. There’s nothing like inspiring, educating and empowering students” Wac Arts students had a great time learning about this exciting technology.


Frame It

This half term also included Frame It a week long project for students aged 9-14. Through the use of mixed media, they learnt new skills and how different art forms can be combined to create inspired pieces of art and media (And of course they made new friends in the process) In their week of photography, art and media, the students produced many wonderful works and even made GIFs influenced and inspired by memories of their childhood. An exhibition took place at the end of the week to show the friends and family what they had created in their week at Wac Arts.

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