Art & Media Skills for 16-19 Year Old's


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Get Digital with Jack Brown 2024 Flyer


Jack Brown is a Manchester-based visual artist working in (and in the spaces between) sculpture, painting, response to site, print, public action, drawing, photography and video.

Jack worked with year 10 pupils during February and March 2023, exploring the Barrow coastline to create You and Me, Outside. This was the first of a series of artworks produced for our first TIDAL Exhibition One

Find out more about Jack Brown here.


This year’s FREE GET DIGITAL will be led by professional Artist, Jack Brown. This short course will consist of seven workshops and is open for young people aged 16 – 19 year-olds (or up to 25yrs SEND).

No previous experience is necessary.

Join us for an exciting set of workshops, experiences, walks, visits and experiments designed to help you unlock Barrow’s rich heritage and their own creative potential.

The workshops will explore themes of rocks, the land, geology, climate crisis, local history, global futures, personal journeys’, Barrow’s landscape and townscape.

Starting points will include making giant sculptures, hanging artworks down street grids, making films underground, writing edible poems, swinging champagne bottles into long disappeared ships, collecting rock samples on field trips, digging holes on the beach, baking marshmallows by a fire, chatting, and exploring!  

Develop collaboration skills, sculpting with found objects, film shooting, composition and placement in reference to installation art, research skills, video editing, and a range of art-making skills.

Participants will shape the project and bring in themes that are important to them. By the end of the workshops, Jack and the participants will have made an artwork that will be displayed in Barrow-in-Furness town centre! 


Last year’s Get Digital particpants created the comedy-thriller short-film, Shock Jock. The film has since been submitted into film festivals around the world and was recently screened at Canada’s Student World Impact Film Festival (SWIFF 2023)!

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A really fun experience for meeting new people and doing something you love!

Selected Gallery of Get Digital photos 2020-2022


Designed to build up your confidence and technical skills through filmmaking, media and art skills, Get Digital is led by fantastic professional artists and filmmakers. Get Digital has been successfully running for the last five years, working with young people from all across Barrow and South Furness.

You’ll learn brand new skills in filmmaking & creative digital media (or build up any existing ones).

No previous experience is necessary! Just a passion to learn & a willingness to be involved!

Past projects have tackled a variety of different subjects, as students use the medium of film to explore issues young people face around homelessness, mental health, hate crime and autism awareness. Over the past few years Get Digi has brought together young people so we can help empower each other as a team and co-create great ideas and collaborations to produce inspiring short films!

For more details contact: Jo at / 01229 838592

GET DIGITAL short films (2018 - 2022)

Check out the short films below created by past Get Digital cohorts and keep reading below to find out a little more about these fantastic productions.

Feedback from our participants

Behind the scenes on previous years' projects

GET DIGITAL short films (2015 - 2017)

The Get Digital programme is kindly funded by the following...