This is Creative Enterprise (TICE) is a North East England programme facilitated throughout the academic year for schools primarily supporting the creative aspirations of students in Year 9 & 10.
TICE Gold Stage Projects are ready...
The Gold Stage projects are ready to be seen. 3 days is all students had to create, design and perform amazing projects sponsored by creative companies in music, fashion, photography, film and graphics.
TICE Final Show 2014
What an evening! Our Final Show was huge success on the 25th June at Northumbria University. A fantastic event attended by hundreds to view the fantastic work of the TICE students 2014
TICE Summer Workshops
This summer there's absolutely no need to be bored. If you have an interest in Fashion or Music there's plenty going on for workshops if you'd like to join us. Check out where we are and what we're doing!
TICE has teamed up with educational travel company Travelbound to brings schools an amazing selection of national and international trips completely tailored to the TICE experience.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL: Do you have an interest in fashion and textiles? This summer we are basing some of our fashion workshops in Whitley Bay Library. If you are between the ages of 13-18 years and would like to pick up some fashion industry knowledge and skills these one-day workshops are for you. Our specialist fashion and illustration mentors are highly qualified in giving hands-on drawing and illustration tips and tricks but also can give you real advice and guidance about entering the fashion industry or moving onto fashion courses.
We have 4 workshops for you to gain some skills and knowledge in fashion, whether you interest is in drawing, illustration, general fashion knowledge on either the 7th, 12th, 19th or 26th August. You can do one or turn up for all 4, it’s entirely up to you.
What can you take away from the day?:
- More fashion drawing skills and media techniques.
- Fashion design skills and knowledge
- An insight into Fashion Trends and Forecasting.
- Advice and Guidance from qualified Fashion tutors and lecturers about portfolios and general fashion courses also fashion industry advice.
Who should sign up?:
- Anyone between the age of 13-18 years who has an interest in fashion.
- Anyone who enjoys fashion design and drawing.
- Anyone who wants more advice and guidance about moving into the fashion industry.
These workshops are mixed ability, even if you are a complete beginner or have some existing fashion knowledge and skills. Everyone will take something away from their day which will give more insight into the world of fashion.
This is Creative Enterprise C.I.C (Company No: 8723462)
All TICE Mentors/Workshops are fully trained, CRB/DBS certified instructors, tutors, lecturers. Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC Certificate Number): R1QB102812 UKPRN (UK Provider Reference Number): 10035240.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL: A fantastic opportunity has come for all TICE music students (past & present) and also their musical friends (15-18yrs) to sign up for TICE Summer Workshops. TICE Summer is a brand new feature of TICE which will stop you becoming bored throughout the holidays, have something to look forward to, but most importantly have one-to-one (or with your band) tuition with TICE Music Mentor Sam BurtAND in the world class facilities of the International Centre for Music Studies at Newcastle University. Interested?????…
Now you need to be quick, there are limited places and it will be a first come first served basis. The dates you can choose from (or do all 3) are 23rd July, 30th July and 27th Aug. Here’s how to book and pay:
The Final Show Program 2014 presenting all company sponsors and schools involved…Thank you everyone!
So, what a year! If you’d like to look at all our Gold Stage projects in the same place then here you are. For the Gold Stage 2014, we had 11 different projects going on over 3 days throughout May & June ready for our Final Show at Northumbria University. The areas we concentrated on this year, were Music, Fashion, Graphics, Film & Photography… take a look it’s nothing short of impressive! I promise…
Our Final Show is a major event in the TICE calendar, not only does it provide an audience an array of creative talent to be viewed and heard it also gives more schools and companies an opportunity to hear what TICE is all about. This year we had opening the show Gill Rowe, Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Art, Design and Social Sciences from Northumbria University, not only did Gill welcome everyone to the university but also helped in supporting our cause by further highlighting issues and topics that TICE has been aiming to achieve.
The Gallery showcasing Graphics, Photography, Fashion and Music Performances.
This year the aim was to tackle (my own quote) “the ridiculous notion of creative subjects being a soft option”. As I keenly discussed the fact that many (too many) students are discouraged from taking a creative subject such as photography, textiles and music as they are seen as too ‘vocational‘ for ‘intelligent‘ or more ‘academic‘ students. It seemed to strike a chord with many in the audience as many parents, students and company professionals came after my speech to relay their own stories and experiences. Possibly I was talking to the already converted but there were still quite a few that openly admitted they hadn’t thought of where their children could go onto if creative subjects were in their future. I may have had a small victory (hurrah).
One of the performances by this years Music Team
As I continued to discuss it’s extremely hard work to get into schools to even discuss the endless possibilities this programme can cover. Yes, we have subject titles such as Fashion, Film, Music, Graphics etc… but some still fail to connect the dots to what else this programme includes, starting with… communication, digital technology, media, ICT, creative writing, project management, business studies… I can go on. Yes, all creative subjects which students will need access to if they are going to enter the largest most successful sector in the UK, yes you’ve guessed the Creative Industries.
I’m not going to preach too long this time, but there seriously needs some changes in the choices of subjects that young people are advised to take. Creativity is the core of ALL successful companies and organisations and if the ‘academic‘ or ‘intelligent‘ students are not made more aware of the importance of dealing with issues creatively or being put in charge of creative projects then we may be in a bit of trouble, yes push them towards the financial sector, obviously very clever sector which is deemed more acceptable and won’t lead this country into any difficulties… oh hang on (but don’t worry we’ll help you out and put a creative spin on it)…
Students were based at Newcastle College with Models from Tyne Tees Model agency. Make-up Artists Josephine Birkett and Kerry Wallace-Smith with photography support from Penny Edwards.
The students who are Shauna-Louise Douglass, Saga Elghul, Megan Campbell, Brooke March, Amy Nicolson, Amy Withers, Sarah Eckford and Keri Wood had 3 days to prepare what their photoshoot would include, this meant make up and hair ideas, accessories that would inspires the style of the shoot. The photography students needed to think about the feel of the shot, thinking back to the studio days on the Silver Stage and how lighting can change the feel of your image. Would it be high key or low key, what mood did they want to evoke?
For this project we wanted a completely unique idea to present studio photography at its best, with The White T-Shirt Co agreeing to sponsor the project it really made a very special and a conceptual piece of work.
A quote from Penny of The White T-Shirt Co.:
I’m not sure who got more out of the project – the students or myself. When I first met the students I could see they already had a good grasp of the techniques required but what struck me was their enthusiasm and confidence in taking the brief and interpreting it in their own individual way. They arrived on the day of the shoot with a clear idea, necessary props and a willingness to listen to their TICE mentor to help turn their idea into great pictures. They came up with fresh, original ways of looking at our products – loved them and made us think! Penny Jones// Founder of The White T-Shirt Co.
Take a look at the results:
Fashion Photography Project - The White T-Shirt Co.
The students who are Emma Aitkin, Faye Devereux, Ellen McDougal, Amilah Ashfaq, Emma Ross, Ella Moore Hughes and Lizzie Dillon spent 3 days at Sunderland University researching, designing and creating 4 fabulous outfits to be showcased at our Final Show.
This project was only suitable for students with a real interest in the making process. If they enjoyed researching ideas, designing and making a garment it was the project for them.
The fashion production students were given a brief to design and make bodices to complement hat designs by local Milliner Jayne Elwell of The Libertarian. The students set about their task by researching the themes and creating some brilliant mood boards for visual inspiration. They then worked in teams to draw up a range of designs and chose their preferred and most suitable design to link to their chosen hat. Lots of hard work took place during day 2 and 3 when the teams started making their bodices. Commercial sewing patterns were used to construct the main part of the bodice but were adapted by most of the teams by adding additional embellishments to give them a a unique look.
The students worked incredibly hard applying skills and techniques they had learnt during the silver stage such as machine and hand sewing, embroidery, fabric manipulation,beading and fabric flowers. The girls from St Thomas More particularly enjoyed created their own machine lace using an innovative produce called soluble webbing. On the show day the teams were asked to style their bodices and dress the mannequins and it was at this stage that the ‘real life’ hats were revealed! We were so impressed with the students- their creations tied in perfectly with the hats and looked stunning at the final show.