Past Learning

Learning Programme 2009-12

Through our education programme, we aim to respond to local learning needs and provide a range of educational opportunities through access to the work and techniques of Feliks Topolski.

Since Topolski Century reopened in 2009 until the end of 2012, our Learning Programme reached over 6,000 participants. It is based around four strands, our Schools’ Programme, Community Learning, Art Classes and Children and Families:

Schools Programme
Over 600 primary and secondary school students, many from some of London’s most deprived communities, have participated in our exciting range of activity based sessions and art workshops. Developed in conjunction with teachers, evaluation of the programme has shown that it promotes students’ chronological understanding, their appreciation of cultural, ethnic and religious diversity and ability to think critically about democracy and human rights, as well as helping to develop students’ creativity and competency in expressing their own perceptions and experiences through art.

For more information on our Schools Programme, please click here.

Community Learning
Our Community Learning targets groups under-represented in arts provision. Our Mind the Gap project worked with over 400 young refugee and asylum seekers, while Black History Month attracted over 150 people to join in with African art and dance workshops, exhibitions and illustrated talks on the Brixton Black Panthers and Malcolm X, depicted in the Century.

For more information about our past Community projects, please click here.

Art Classes
Topolski Century’s Art Classes have helped local participants to develop their art skills and confidence, from older people involved in the 50+ Art Club to young people who were given professional training to develop portfolios and help them access further and higher art education.

For more information about our past Art Classes, please click here.

Children and Families
One thousand four hundred children and families have enjoyed Topolski Century’s Children and Families provision learning about themes in the Memoir from refugees to European Literature.

For more information about our past Children and Families provision, please click here.