The Despacito Art School is a hands-on place to learn about art, craft and functional object-making. Despacito is open to young people aged 6 to 11, who live in and around Cliftonville West. They named the art school after their favourite 2017 summer hit.
It takes place every Wednesday afternoon, 4-6pm.
The Despacito participants have a say about the programme and contribute, via the Despacito Council, to shaping the sessions, which this year are co-led by OSE alumnus Emily Whitebread and OSE team member Louis Palfrey (aka Mr. Bean), with occasional guest collaborators (this term the Margate theatre organisation 1927). The delivery of Despacito is supported by OSE team member Ayaan Bulale (aka Miss Ayaan) as well as OSE 2019 Associates Dama Awadallah, Emily Demetriou, Elouise Farley, Rhona Foster, Laurène Gitton, Annie Nichols and Jules Varnedoe.
Click here to find out more about the current and past programme.