50 Years of the Association of Jersey Charities

Jersey Charities

L'Associâtion des Charités d' Jèrri



Art in the Frame Foundation

Multigenerational workshops were provided free using the 50at50 award.

We used 2/3rds of our £10,000 #ajc50at50 award on arty/crafty things for the younger children. Lots of free workshops and materials and culminating in well over 100 children taking part in their exhibition. Canvases were taken and work was done at home, brought back and exhibited all over gallery 2. Many got awards, all got an art pack for taking part. Lady Dalton, our then Patron presented all the prizes in each age group, she really loved the enthusiasm of the children.

The last third of the money we saved for the visit of very talented and wonderful tutor Alysn Midgelow Marsden, over to the UK from New Zealand. We paid her travel and accommodation for her to run 3 one day visit to the secondary Schools, Les Quennevais where she taught 3 groups, Beaulieu where she taught 2 groups together at the gallery, and JCG where she taught 2 groups. She also had a day with our textile group at the gallery ....all these groups free of charge.
At the weekend she taught both Saturday and Sunday where some of our A level students joined in on a reduced rate and also some GCSE students from secondary schools.

Below are comments and pics from teacher Francesca Monticelli from Le Quennevais.

It is difficult to say just how enormously appreciated this £10,000 has been and what a difference it had made to 100's of students.

Thank you all very, very much.
Pat and the Governors of Art in the Frame Foundation.

"Wow - what an incredible artist visit. I cannot thank you enough for this opportunity for the students and myself. We all learnt a lot from the experience. Below are a few words and attached are some images of the 3 workshops. All the best, Francesca.
"The visit by Alysn Midgelow-Marsden was an inspiring and influential day for both students and teaching staff. It was insightful to hear about the journey of Alysn’s work, which enabled students to recognise the developments and transformations within professional Textiles practices. Alysn made impactful connections to the art of Textiles and its relationship with the wider world. This allowed our students to think beyond the classroom. The students enjoyed the explorative and experimental nature of the live workshops guided by Alysn. It was an engaging process of creative making, using diverse materials which created an extremely enjoyable experience for all students.
"This once in a lifetime experience enabled our students to progress in thinking and making, as well as feel inspired to create in ways they had they not done before. This visit has sparked interest in exciting processes of Textiles making, developed understanding and enriched our curriculum, as well as supported our students in their learning journeys. It was an incredible day for the Textiles department at our school. I hope there will be many more visiting artists and designers, which will continue to inspire the next generation of creatives, just as Alysn has done with her visit to our school. "