Centenary of World War One – Saturday Workshops

2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War One. To commemorate this 100 year anniversary, Aspire Sussex is offering a selection of Saturday workshops on the 17th November at Marle Place Burgess Hill.

Casts Of The Past: Remembrance Tiles From Clay Moulds (M0943CF18)
This course which introduces the technique of plaster casting; impressing objects or the drawing with tools into clay to create a mould from which plaster is then poured into the mould to create a tile cast. The tile can then be treated to simulate metal or simply painted or stained and varnished to create colour effects.

The theme of WW1 will be explored through the use of related objects and drawing tools to create tile designs which will reflect the embedding of memories in this significant remembrance year.

Remembrance Of A Field Of Poppies: Acrylic Painting In The Impressionist Style (M0944CF18)
Marking the centenary of the Great War with our special event day, this friendly, relaxed course will be focusing on using Impressionist styles to paint Poppies, both in detail and from a distance as well as fields and foliage. We will be looking at the lives and work of Impressionist artists such as Monet and Renoir and tuition will be given on brushwork, tonal values and colour. Students will be taught a variety of painting techniques through demonstration and discussion.

Artists’ Experience Of The Great War (M0945CF18)
This Day Course looks at the impact of World War One on artists active at the time, both German Artists and the Allies. How the war changed their outlook and style. We shall be taken through some short biographies of the artists and look at what they produced before and after the War and how it changed their careers.

Talks On The Great War: The War Effort At Home (M1001CF18)
This course will look at how the war impacted people’s lives and how they responded to the challenges of fighting a global war. This will include looking at such issues as conscription, rationing, changes to industry and farming, and the role of women, and the fate of German an Austrian ‘aliens’. It will also consider the effect that restrictions had on individual liberties during the war. Where possible, examples from the experience of Sussex will be discussed.

Talks On The Great War: The Changing Role Of Women (M1002CF18)
This course will look at how the war impacted people’s lives and how they responded to the challenges of fighting a global war. This will include looking at such issues as conscription, rationing, changes to industry and farming, and the role of women, and the fate of German an Austrian ‘aliens’. It will also consider the effect that restrictions had on individual liberties during the war. Where possible, examples from the experience of Sussex will be discussed.

The Great War Seen Through Literature (M1295CF18)
We will look at various writers through novels and journals and see World War One through their eyes. We will discuss various aspects and try to get a feel for how it was to live through both at home and in the trenches.

Exam Results 2018

Congratulations to all Aspire Sussex students for the following achievements in their exams:

English GCSE – 95.9% of students who took the exam passed.
Maths GCSE – 100% of students who took the exam passed.

English Functional Skills – 83.7% of students who took the exam passed.
Maths Functional Skills – 75% of students who took the exam passed.

English For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESOL) – 80% of students who took the exam passed.

Well done to students, tutors and volunteers for all the hard work and commitment that has been displayed throughout these courses.

If you are interested in starting one of these courses please call us on 0345 601 0161 or email enquiries@aspiresussex.org.uk