Printmaking students helped young carers to discover their talent for print as part of a University Outreach Masterclass.
The Printmaking project is a series of 3 in-school practical Printmaking workshops offered to students from our partner schools. The workshops are led by Melissa Campbell – a practising Artist and tutor – and supported by several printmaking students, enabling pupils to access peer support throughout the programme. The project culminates in a day-trip to Grand Parade campus in June, where pupils will be taken on a guided tour of our Final Year degree show in the morning, and in the afternoon participate in a two hour Printing Press workshop using our facilities.
This year the University has established a new partnership with the Young Carers Centre, a Brighton based charity which offers a range of support groups and activities for young carers throughout the year. In March nine children from the Young Carers Centre, aged 8-12, spent the day at the University working alongside undergraduate students to make their own prints using the printing press. Thanks to the high numbers of adults attending the event, the Outreach Team were able to split the group in half enabling children the unique opportunity to benefit from one-to-one support. While one group worked with the artists on printing, the second had an Architecture Taster session through where the young carers could practice using specialist architecture Lego to design their own ‘dream university’.