Open Studio is a programme of changing artist-devised participatory environments which invite exploration and improvisation, supporting process-based learning.
Designed to offer early years groups an opportunity to engage with environments, ideas and media related to themes in the current free art displays at Tate Modern, Open Studio offers an open participant-led learning environment, rich in opportunities for experiential, individual and group learning.
Open Studio is developed from principles of early years practices which support the childs personal and individual learning journey through open-ended creative possibilities.
How it works
Open Studio is led by you
Open Studio is not a taught workshop in the traditional sense, it is a participatory environment that invites participant-led exploration. You and the other adults accompanying your group will be responsible for supporting the children in your group to take part. An Open Studio assistant will be available to introduce you to the current Open Studio, support you to use the facilities and suggest ways that your group might explore the workshop.
Allow time to explore
We suggest you give your group time to explore the Open Studio environment, taking the lead from the group and supporting their interaction with what they are most drawn to throughout the session.
Bring a camera and/ or video
The Open Studio programme is focused on supporting processes of experimentation, which mean there are many moments in the process of exploration that could be valuable for you to capture, document and reflect back on with your group after each session.
Let us know how it goes
Your feedback and any photos you would like to send us are incredibly valuable to the development of this programme and our relationship with you and your group.
Open Studio is intended as a programme of sessions that can be integrated into the learning that takes place in your setting, rather than a one-off visit. For this reason we require you to book your group on to three Open Studio sessions over the academic year.
Having three visits allows children to:
- become more familiar with the gallery environment
- develop confidence in engaging with Open Studio
- have the opportunity to engage with a range of different environments, ideas and tools across the programme
Open Studio is available to early years groups led by Childrens Centres, Nurseries and Primary Schools in Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Lambeth.
How to book
Open Studio sessions are available from 29 April 2013 – 28 March 2014 on Mondays and Fridays in term time between 10.00–12.00 and 13.00–15.00
Email email@example.com with the following information:
- Lead contact name
- Phone number
- Number of children in group
- Number of adults in group
Once your booking is confirmed we will require more detailed data about your group for our reporting purposes.
Each group must commit to three Open Studio sessions, the participants in the group cannot be changed for each session.
Please specify three dates and times your groups would be available for your first, second and third Open Studio session, indicating which you prefer.
Limited places available so you are advised to book early