Wac Arts Outreach

Access technology projects for schools and youth organisations

Wac Arts offers inclusive performing arts and media programmes to young people. This includes an outreach offer of unique, bespoke creative technology projects exploring visuals, sound and sensory stimulation in innovative, engaging ways. Workshops are fully accessible and fun; building collaboration and technology skills for young people of all abilities.

Allowing young people to express themselves in a fun and exciting way!

About the project

Wac Arts workshops bring creative value to everyday technology, allowing young people to express themselves in fun and exciting ways!

If you are interested in your youth organisation or school to participate in one of our Reach programmes, please get in touch with us at Wonder@WacArts.co.uk.

Across the last three years, our workshop offer has been refined through delivery of activities with schools and youth settings across the following London boroughs:

Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of Westminster, Hackney, Haringey, Hammersmith & Fulham, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Merton, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest

Some of our previous Outreach settings include:

Linden Lodge School, Mapledown School, Royal Free Hospital School, The Bridge School, North West London Independent School, Joseph Clarke School, National Autistic Society, WECIL, Abingdon House School, Great Ormond Street Hospital School, The Village School, Richard House Hospice, Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation

If you are interested in your organisation or school participating in our outreach programmes, please contact Wonder@WacArts.co.uk. Costs and workshop details can be provided on request. We can happily discuss bespoke packages, suited to your needs, including staff training offers.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all at Wac Arts for giving my daughter the time of her life. I have never known her so happy and to have enjoyed herself so much, which makes me very happy too! We shall be beating a path to your door come Autumn.”
Parent of a Wac Arts Interactive participant.

Example of some of the projects we have to offer

Digital Orchestra – using a series of accessible and fun instrumental apps on the iPad and funky assistive pieces of technology, young people work together as dynamic orchestra, devising their very own unique composition of a well known song as well their own bespoke anthems.
Build and Animate – using easy to access iPad apps, young people create fun stop motion animation and bespoke cartoons where young people bring their imaginations to life in mini-worlds that the young people build themselves.
Live TV Broadcast – using live TV broadcasting equipment, the young people work collaboratively to develop their very own live broadcast, including a newscast, weather show, pre-recorded Soap and special quiz with a fun twist such as Zombies, Haunted TV and Life in Animation!
Bespoke Programmes – If from our array of programme titles, there isn’t something that specifically fits with the criteria of what you want, do not fret, we enjoy building a bespoke programme tailored to the needs of the young people to maximise engagement.

The Wonder Pod

The Wonder Pod is an exciting new toolkit for young people, youth workers and arts practitioners to demonstrate how to best utilise tablet apps and assistive technology for creativity, having fun and forming friendships.

Allowing young people to express themselves in a fun and exciting way!

About the project

Welcome to the Wonder Pod! It’s an exciting new toolkit for young people, youth workers and arts practitioners to demonstrate how to best utilise tablet apps and assistive technology for creativity, having fun and forming friendships.

Developed, written and designed over the last 3 years by students with disabilities taking part in Wac Arts Interactive, a BBC Children in Need funded project, the Wonder Pod is a collection of workshops, advice and guidance for anyone using accessible technologies in arts and media activities.

Explore: Drama, Digital Music, Animations, Film-Making, Photography, Social Media

Tutorial Videos

If you need a hand to use some of the apps included in the Wonder Pod, take a look at our Tutorials Youtube channel with some dynamic videos created by the young people.

Bring your objects alive using iMotion, an easy to use stop motion animation app.
Learn how to use sampling App Keezy. Have fun with your friends making music, creating beats and baffling them with samples.

Wac Arts
Wac Arts Outreach
Old Town Hall
213 Haverstock Hill
London NW3 4QP

General enquiries: 020 7692 5878

Email: Outreach@WacArts.co.uk

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