Ash Tree Stream Exhibition: 3rd – 14th November

I am very glad to be able to share the following poster for the Ash Tree Stream Exhibition at Chapel Arts Studios in Andover. The exhibition will share documentation and artwork from project sessions with all five schools, from our inset session with teachers, and my own individual photographic and video based artwork. As youContinue reading “Ash Tree Stream Exhibition: 3rd – 14th November”

Starting Up Again: Ash Tree Stream Emerges from Lockdown

This month sees us running our next two school sessions, postponed from the Spring due to Covid-19. Myself and Andover Trees United‘s current Education Officer Emily Roper, will be working with Appleshaw St Peters and Portway Junior Schools, following on from the sessions that Becky and I ran earlier in the year. These sessions willContinue reading “Starting Up Again: Ash Tree Stream Emerges from Lockdown”

Covid-19: Making Some Changes to the Project

In light of the current situation with Covid-19 our plans for school sessions running through to June, and an exhibition in July at CAS (Chapel Arts Studios), unfortunately won’t be possible. Happily though, Arts Council England have approved our proposal for a few changes to the project, meaning that we can hang on to ourContinue reading “Covid-19: Making Some Changes to the Project”

Teacher’s INSET: Art and Outdoor Learning

A couple of weeks ago, all the teachers from the 5 schools, plus Andover Trees United and CAS (Chapel Arts Studios) staff, were invited along to the CAS Chapel in Andover for an INSET (professional development/sharing) afternoon. We wanted to make sure that everyone understood the thinking behind the project, had met the other projectContinue reading “Teacher’s INSET: Art and Outdoor Learning”

A Frosty Start with Appleshaw St Peters

The mist stayed with us throughout the morning at Appleshaw St Peter’s Primary School. With a similar range of materials and the same introduction as the other four schools, its really interesting for Becky and I to see how the children respond. Appleshaw has lovely wooded grounds with quite a few Ash Trees, as wellContinue reading “A Frosty Start with Appleshaw St Peters”

Introducing Ash Tree Stream

Ash Tree Stream is a one-year visual arts project, led by artist James Aldridge, in partnership with Andover Trees United, CAS (Chapel Arts Studios) and five schools in the Andover area: Andover Church of England Primary School Appleshaw St Peters Primary School Harrow Way Community School (Secondary) Portway Junior School Vernham Dean Gillum’s Church ofContinue reading “Introducing Ash Tree Stream”