Sound Kinnection was an 8-week community engagement programme for Kinship families in North and South Ayrshire.
During artist-facilitated sessions kinship families worked together exploring lyrics, music-making, sound recording, dance and creative movement, visual art and film, culminating in the production of beautiful music video shared during Kinship Week 2020.
Stripy Nest is a pilot project in collaboration with Canal View Primary School in Edinburgh. Pre-school pupils are working with Starcatchers artists and a play worker to co-design and create an interactive playground installation that will help improve their experience of the playground as they make the transition into P1 in August 2019.
In Spring 2016 we offered 8 Toddle Tour sessions at the National Galleries of Scotland which included creative play activities designed for children aged 2-5 to enjoy with their adult. Activities included messy play, outdoor sculpture building, mud painting and unstructured play in a range of locations around the galleries inspired by selected art exhibits on display.
Having worked on the Creative Skills Programme, Storyteller Andy Cannon was inspired to work with Early Years practitioners striving to ensure their nurseries were becoming more creative environments. Following on from that, Andy delivered a pilot project looking at playful ways to explore language and support language development with children aged 2-3 using stories and storytelling.
Creative movement artist Skye Reynolds led a 5 month residency project at Hillend Children’s Centre in Greenock which aimed to explore the impact consistent creative movement sessions had on the children, parents and staff.
Nickum was an exciting co-project between Starcatchers, the RSNO and Aberdeen City Council which saw Starcatchers Artist Hazel Darwin-Edwards and Musician Abigail Sinar undertaking residencies in two nurseries in Aberdeen.