Art School for Rebel Girls


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Art School for Rebel Girls, is a new arts project inspiring young women in Leeds to express themselves creatively.

Supported by Soroptimist International Leeds the programme explores the power of images and confronts the ways that social media and ‘selfie culture’ shape attitudes and beliefs about women.

A cohort of young women across two inner-city Leeds secondary schools, Carr Manor Community School and The Co-operative Academy of Leeds, have embarked on a programme of activities and learning that offers a much freer and more expansive approach to art than that enabled by the mainstream school curriculum.

Expanding ideas of what art is and who produces it, workshops are centred on exploring personal experiences in relation to the work and ideas of female artists. After school sessions introduce the group to inspirational artists working today and throughout history, and equip participants with image-making tools and techniques using collage, sculpture, video and much more.

This year’s ASFRG programme concludes with an intensive Summer School at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds. Bringing the two school groups together, the week includes workshops by artists Sarah-Joy Ford and Soofiya, alongside visits to galleries and archives.

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The Art School for Rebel Girls Exhibition opens on Saturday 11 August with a celebration event from 1pm–3pm (speeches and awards at 2pm).

All welcome. Register your interest.

1pm–3pm
Project Space
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
University Road
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT

This year’s after school workshops programme:

Session 1: Wire Portrait Workshop

3 May 2018 at Carr Manor Community School, Leeds
5 June 2018 at The Co-operative Academy of Leeds

Session 2: Cyanotype Workshop

17 May 2018 at Carr Manor Community School, Leeds
12 June 2018 at The Co-operative Academy of Leeds

Session 3: Mood Masks Workshop

7 June 2018 at Carr Manor Community School, Leeds
19 June 2018 at The Co-operative Academy of Leeds

Session 4: Paper Sculptures Workshop

21 June 2018 at Carr Manor Community School, Leeds
26 June 2018 at The Co-operative Academy of Leeds

Session 5: Manifesto for Change Workshop

5 July 2018 at Carr Manor Community School, Leeds
3 July 2018 at The Co-operative Academy of Leeds

Session 6: Dream Case Workshop

12 July 2018 at Carr Manor Community School, Leeds
10 July at The Co-operative Academy of Leeds