The E17 Art Trail is a rich resource for teachers and learners. For 16 days the creative purpose of Walthamstow’s many hidden artists’ studios become visible. Artists invite people into their work places to reveal their creative
practice and techniques, their works in progress, sketchbooks, maquettes and samples, and finished pieces. This can be an inspiring opportunity for students of all ages. Rarely can a gallery visit give this insight into the creative process. Artists of all disciplines welcome visitors to discuss their work and influences and to demonstrate their methods.
Use this Trail Guide to find artists’ studios in your school’s neighbourhood. Contact the E17 Art Trail team if you would like help in arranging a class visit. Exhibitions at George Monoux College and Vestry House Museum have extended opening times for school groups by appointment. Other artists may be able to accommodate this on request.
Tell us what got your learners talking and creating as a result of your visit. Whether it’s via facebook, twitter, email or a postcard, we’d love to hear. Budding critics are encouraged to submit their reviews for publication on
the E17 Art Trail blog.
Meanwhile, encourage students to see how their peers have prepared for the E17 Art Trail on the E17 Art Trail Schoolyard blog.
In 2014 the E17 Art Trail was the proud recipient of Kelmscott School’s Community Award recognising the collective contribution all art trail participants have made in championing local talent. Each year we adapt our resources to support schools and learners to benefit from the rich offer of the trail programme. Help us devise future initiatives with your suggestions and insights.
We hope the E17 Art Trail influences and excites the ambitions of our young artists.
Image above: Alien Invasion, Winns Primary
Image below: Post Apocalyptic Dinner Party, Waltham Forest College