The Animated Punk Poster School Workshop

A schools workshop at Impressions Gallery, Bradford
This digitally interactive workshop takes pupils on a journey around our exhibition Rock Against Racism. The exhibition captures a pivotal moment in British politics and culture, fashion and music. Rock Against Racism (1976 to 1981) was a groundbreaking movement formed by musicians and political activists to fight racism through music.

In this workshop pupils will create their very own anti racism PUNK POSTER. This workshop will take pupils back in time and help them understand what it was like to be a graphic designer in the 70s before the Internet, Photoshop smart phones and social media. Back then posters were the main form of advertising and largely hand made. Pupils will be given newspapers, postcards, cut outs from magazines and stencils. They will then be set the challenge to make their very own 70s anti racist PUNK POSTER. Pupils will then work in groups using digital cameras and film editing software to learn how to make their PUNK POSTER come alive.

Curriculum areas: Art and Design, English, History, Citizenship.
Learning Outcomes
This workshop explores politics, culture, race and identity using visual literacy to teach pupils how to interpret meaning in images.
Pupils will:
•    Learn about the artist and and his artistic work
•    Use a range of techniques including collage and filmmaking.
•    Produce creative work and explore ideas.
•    Develop critical skills to analyse and evaluate their own work.
Arts Award: This workshop can also be used to support Part B of Discover Arts Award Find Out or Part B of Bronze Arts Award Explore The Arts as an Audience Member.
Booking Details
•    All sessions are 2 hours long.
•    Each session cost £80 + VAT with a discounted price of £64 + VAT for Artsmark schools.
•    Maximum 35 students per session.
•    Please book at least two weeks in advance.
For bookings, enquiries, or to discuss your needs, contact Jennifer Sobol, Learning Co-ordinator on or phone 01274 737843.
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