What is the ‘Art Cabin’ ?
The Art Cabin was set up by Sharon Gale in 2009 to provide after-school and lunch time art clubs and art education to primary school children and the local community. Originally the art studio was based in a Portakabin at the back of the school where Apples & Pears are now situated. The studio was relocated permanently to the centre of the school in 2013.
Sharon is ‘artist in residence’ at Northaw CE Primary School and works closely with the staff and children on different artistic projects. The Art Cabin delivers after school art classes and has hosted half term workshops open to the community. The Art Cabin aims to provide a safe environment for children to explore, experiment and get involved in art, working on unusual projects where outcomes are learnt together. Building self-confidence, not being afraid of making mistakes and having fun is at the heart of the Art Cabin.