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Coast Ed - Museums project

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England,

We are pleased to be working in partnership with local museums to run an arts education programme linking

schools to their local museum.


We worked with 120 children from 8 schools across

Adur, Arun and Worthing, running creative workshops

both at Museums and schools.


The children focussed on the Museum's artwork and collections as inspiration for their own work. Leading to

the opportunity to gain an Arts Award. A selection of

their artwork will be showcased in our annual exhibition,

Young Artist on the Pier 2015, for 12 months.


Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

All students had a tour of the wonderful

Museum and Art Gallery. On show was

Claire Phillips' dynamic exhibition "Reclaiming Childhood".

We ran a workshop in the gallery students all captured

Claire's artwork using coloured paper and oil pastels.


Chatsmore Catholic High School

Worthing Museum has one of the best costume

collections in the country and students viewed fantastic examples of paper dresses from the 1960's. All the students completed their Bronze Arts Award, demonstrating their artistic skills and passion for art. As part of their award, using vinyl, they  designed their own unique patterns inspired by the 1960's.


Downsbrook Middle School

We focussed on the Archaeology and Geology collections, looking at ancient tools and rock/chalk formations.

The students designed and made their own mark making tools. At school, students were able to experiment with their unique tools and complete their Bronze Arts Award.


Chesswood Middle School.

Students looked at the social history from 1940's,

They explored artefacts, photographs and costumes

from that period at the Museum. They completed their Bronze Arts Award, learning new techniques, by transferring their drawings into mono-prints and onto wood using a pyro pen.


Elm Grove First School

Working with a group of talented children (age 6-8) who were inspired by Worthing Art Studios' exhibition and the Geology collection. The students learnt new techniques and developed their drawing skills with impressive results.



Rustington Museum

A hidden gem in the heart of Rustington,

with a brilliant collection of local memoribillia,

artwork and artefacts.


Summerlea Community Primary School

Students were enthusatic and able to explore the Museum freely, choosing artwork that inspired them. Leslie A. Wilcox was a favourite, influencing our workshops back at school. All the students were pasionate about art, completed their Bronze Arts Award and learnt new techniques using a varity of media: oil pastels, painting, inks and pyro pen.










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Marlipins Museum, Shoreham

Marlipins medieval building houses

the rich history of Shoreham,

its archaeology and maritime shipbuilding past.

All students explored the Museum and particpated in creative workshops.


St Nicolas and St Mary's CE Primary

The students all completed their Explore Arts Award, learning new techniques and developing artistic skills. During the workshop at school the students put together an exhibition of their work and invited other pupils to attend.


Seaside Primary

The young students all produced brilliant artwork inspired by the maritime collection at the Museum. Influenced by the display at Marlipins we showed them how to make and design a frame for their image using: wax, inks & mountboard.



Littlehampton Museum

The permanent galleries include a wealth of extraordinary Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman archaeology and beautiful fossils found locally.

The interesting displays highlight the story behind the town’s journey from Roman settlement through to the prosperous Victorian era and the present day leisure haven.


The Littlehampton Academy

Students were inspired by the variety of historic items displayed at

Littlehampton Museum. Creating ink illustrations of various objects, images and designs within the collections that they went on to develop further with other techniques including mono-prints and computer aided design.


Chatsmore High School Downsbrook Middle School Summerlea Primary School St Nicolas and St Mary's CE Primary