Category Archives: discussion

Getting Ready for ‘Starting with Play’

We’ve been very busy getting the ‘real’ propsbox ready in time for its launch on 12th October at Wysing Arts Centre in a conflab called STARTING WITH PLAY. We’re working with Alan Perks from FITDESIGN in London and are very … Continue reading

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Wandering Further Afield

Many who join us for the Play Wysing days – mention the outdoors as rich source for increasing the engagement and participation. Seems like the map we have offered allows people to explore with ease what the site has to … Continue reading

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Playing at Recollect

Currently  at Wysing Arts Centre is Recollect: A gallery exhibition exploring architecture, memory and experience. The families that turn up for our Play Wysing days are all intrigued to explore the show using the props. This time the props are … Continue reading

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Adults Playing with the Props Box at Firstsite Gallery

   The Props Box was invited along to an Early Arts session at Firstsite Gallery in Colchester, Essex on the 15th June 2012. It was great to see it in action in yet another gallery setting. It was also the … Continue reading

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Messy Messy

Child-led tours, more questions and playing in the field. The second family workshop is completely different to the first. The weather is glorious and the whole of Wysing is transformed into a vast research area for exploring contemporary art. Questions, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Art Making at Wysing

At the Vine school we listened to what the children told us about their experiences of Wysing Arts Centre so far as they were creating their own thinking places. Their words and the images offer rich reflections on art and … Continue reading

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Making Space for Thinking

We begin our third session of the workshops in the central school hall with a large map of Wysing where the children place their most memorable Wysing places they have drawn since we last saw them. We are surprised to … Continue reading

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