The Art Cart is a pop-up cart filled with art materials for delivering workshops in a range of venues. Led by Alix Smith, the workshops can be delivered for a range of events such as childrens parties, school projects, festivals, fairs and markets.
The workshop content can be tailored to suit any theme.
Art Cart workshops can be booked by contacting Alix on 07947-280-075 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Alix Smith has been teaching art in primary and secondary schools since 2003. She has a Master’s Degree in Artist Teaching and Contemporary Practices from Goldsmiths (2013) which was delivered in partnership with Tate Modern.
She headed the art teaching programme for Foundation through to Key Stage 2 pupils in a Clerkenwell primary school for 7 years. She developed schemes of work across the school in line with the national curriculum and delivered all visual art projects resulting in an annual summer exhibition. Projects included the use of street art to engage young people with social issues such as homelessness and environmentalism.
Alix has created art and design resources for primary and secondary schools in partnership with the National Education Network and the London Grid for Learning. The resources are used nationally and explore Art Skills for Teachers and Holocaust Education Through Visual Art.
stained glass installation Year 6
Great Fire inspired textiles 'Tree Dressing Project' Year 3
street art tour Shoreditch Year 6
street art stencilling Year 6
street art project Year 6
3D self portraits Year 5
clay boats Year 3
calligraphy sculptures Year 5
observational cityscapes Clerkenwell Year 5
fairy tale boxes Year 1
calligraphy sculptures Year 5
3D self portrait masks Year 5
my favourite place sculptures Year 6
my family home in Bangladesh sculpture Year 6
my family home in Morocco sculpture Year 6
printing fairy tale characters Year 2
observational drawing & printing Year 2
transport models Foundation Stage
self portraits Foundation Stage
clay jewellery Foundation Stage
Red Riding Hood book making Year 3
collage birds Year 6
3D wire fish Year 5
mythical monster sculptures Year 5
Mythical monster collaborative sculpture Year 5
Mythical Monsters Year 5
mythical monster sculptures Year 5
olympic mascots Year 3
Keith Haring sculptures Year 5
butterfly sculpture 'Tree Dressing Project' Year 4
our world collage Year 3
3D sculpture Year 4
Street Art stencils- Endangered Species
Museum and Gallery Learning
Alix Smith has worked as a museum and gallery educator and gallery programmes manager since 2008.
She has an MA in Artist Teaching and Contemporary Practices (Goldsmiths University 2013, delivered in partnership with Tate Modern) and is a Qualified Arts Award Adviser.
She has created learning programmes for schools, young people, families, adults and special education needs pupils, as well as teaching resources to accompany a wide range of exhibitions featuring artists such as Judy Chicago, Tracey Emin, Frank Auerbach and L.S Lowry.
She has created art and design resources for primary and secondary schools, which are now available nationally via The National Education Network and she she also provides art and design training for teachers.
Recent projects include the BBC’s Your Paintings: Masterpieces in Schools, featured on Radio 4 and presented by Mark Lawson and a major exhibition and accompanying community engagement programme at Somerset House for Ben Uri’s, ‘Out of Chaos’ Centenary show.
BBC masterpieces in schools with Auerbach
with Mark Lawson for Radio 4
10 Days photography project
Looking In exhibition summer school
self portrait as mobile phone Looking In summer school
drawing my journey Big Draw event
costume and performance Looking In exhibition
Alix Smith has curated a large number of visual art exhibitions showcasing a range of projects, from community photography with Older People for the Arts Council, through to contemporary portraiture made by school children across London. The exhibitions are playful and interactive, encouraging the viewer to consider the key themes of the show whilst experimenting with their own creative thoughts and ideas.
Alix has developed and managed large scale projects for various galleries and arts organisations including The Heritage Lottery Fund and The Arts Council.
'Out of Chaos' The Ben Uri Centenary Exhibition -Somerset House
As Learning Manager Alix devised the community engagement programme for this year long project. Working with partners Paddington Arts, Oxford House and SHAK (The South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership) and funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, Alix developed a number of visual art programmes for community members, the outcomes of which were showcased at Somerset House.
'Your Paintings: Masterpieces in Schools- Art UK and BBC'
This project gave thousands of UK school children the opportunity to experience great art close-up when a selection of masterpieces by world-famous artists visited their schools for the day, in a project led by contemporary British artists Bob and Roberta Smith and John Byrne. Alix was responsible for managing the loan and display of one of these masterpieces, an Auerbach work from the Ben Uri Collection. She also developed educational resources to accompany the project. Alix's workshop was attended by Radio 4's Mark Lawson and the interview was featured on his radio programme.
Ben Uri '100 for 100' at Christies South Kensington
Alix managed the learning partnership between Ben Uri and Christies as part of the 100 for 100 Exhibition. She developed a programme of activities, including student led curatorial tours, school visits, family activities and talks and events.
'Taking Part Place Project'
This was a pilot project on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). It was delivered in partnership with five London boroughs - Ealing, The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Lewisham, Richmond and Sutton. Each was awarded £20,000 to deliver a project in 2008 as part of Taking Part Place Project, to increase attendance and participation in groups that traditionally have low engagement with the arts. As part of the project, Alix initiated and managed visual arts activities for community members in Lewisham, including a photography exhibition with older people which was exhibited at Lewisham People's Day.
Taking Part Place- Arts Council https://vimeo.com/3269858