TARU Arts is a non-profit arts and educational organisation, which creates and delivers fun and exciting programmes and activities to children and young people. They offer a diverse range of bespoke projects using art, music, dance and performing arts to deliver inspiring and creative learning opportunities and raise environmental awareness.
“All members of TARU have delivered with great enthusiasm and passion towards all aspects of the project, which had a great impact on the children’s participation in all the creative activities.” Scotts Park Primary School
TARU devises and produces:
• Tailor-made projects to suit any time frame and budget
• Projects for schools, pre-school, after-school and youth groups
• One-day activities (festivals, fun days and summer events)
‘Learn as you play’ is their approach to inspire and motivate participants to be engaged within their community, express themselves creatively and respect and care for their environment. Fun, inclusive and exciting, workshops focus on participation. Activities develop team-working skills, selfconfidence and self-esteem and celebrate creativity and cultural diversity. Created for early years, primary and secondary schools, programmes are tailor-made to link to the National Curriculum and enhance and complement the school’s values and educational context. Programmes are also useful for involving your school in a community event.
One of their signature projects is Scrap Kingdom Party, a recycling carnival project. Involving a series of fantastic workshops including music and drumming, dance and costume and giant puppet making using recycled materials, the project culminates in an authentic outdoor Brazilian style carnival parade, a spectacular product of all of the participants’ creative contributions. Whether a one-day or long-term project, the process inspires and motivates participants to create an outcome with a ‘wow’ factor.
Other projects offered by TARU Arts:
FUN-TASTIC! Sociable workshops for Under Fives and their parents and carers to learn, play and explore together. Encouraging creativity and curiosity and stimulating development and progression of skills. Well-balanced and themed sessions involving games, storytelling, drama, arts and crafts, rhymes, singing and dancing.
CAPOEIRA. An Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines dance, acrobatics and music. Taught as a non-contact game of inclusion and cooperation, it is ideal for encouraging interaction, team-building, respect for others and selfconfidence. Suitable for all ages and abilities, it improves fitness and well-being.
FASHION SHOW. Children are invited to bring in recycled materials and with TARU’s artists design and create their own line of beautiful and colourful clothes, costumes and accessories in preparation for a show.
JUNK FACTORY. From recycled materials, children design and make a piece of art, a cool recycling site or an installation for their school. Great legacy projects for year six pupils.
- Fun, dynamic and engaging programmes
- Bespoke projects which support National Curriculum
- Creative workshops which raise environmental awareness
- Suitable for all ages and abilities
- All staff have enhanced CRB disclosure
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