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Sly Arts – Sly Loops & Technology

Location(s)Throughout the uk
Key StagesKS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability10,000,000
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
Administration Service Administered by the provider

More about this Workshop/Service and the Provider

Sly Community Arts (Sly) was founded in 1997. The Company was created by a collective of local musicians, who for several years had worked together delivering arts projects across Leicestershire and the UK. These projects were primarily recording and performance based music workshops.

Since this time, the organisation has expanded considerably. Sly has delivered workshops to a range of client groups, reaching a broad spectrum of participants across age ranges, including special needs institutions, prisons, mental health institutions, primary schools, high schools, higher education colleges, as well as community and youth groups. During it’s time Sly has delivered over 100 projects and 1000 workshops!

Although the majority of work has focussed on music based projects, Sly has also significant experience across a range of art/media disciplines, such as web design, graphics, video (shooting and editing), and graffiti art.

Consultancy work undertaken by Sly has included a number of (successful) arts college bids in Leicestershire (Guthlaxton College, Rawlins Community College and English Martyrs school). Consultancy positions have covered technical aspects, building design (in collaboration with architects), studio design, specification and installation as well as staff and student training.

Sly’s work is nationwide and increasingly international. Recently Sly has worked in Germany and Poland.

The main focus of work currently undertaken is live music, music technology, DJ and MC based, for which Sly has found great demand. Sly is also finding demand and increasing regular weekly residential placements for staff for a number of weeks/months.

Sly Loops & Technology Workshop


To produce a compilation CD of original music, using acoustic and electric instruments, and voice with music technology.


Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • compose and record original music
  • work with professional musicians
  • play and record electric and acoustic musical instruments
  • produce and edit their work using computer based editing programs
  • combine live music with music technology

Sly will provide all equipment and resources required to deliver the workshop.

Workshop format

All projects delivered by Sly can be adapted to suit individual requirements, but this is a possible plan.

We at Sly have, through experience found that there always needs to be an element of flexibility in a workshop schedule, however we often start with the following model:

Sly will have for example 2 areas in which the participants work:

  • Area 1 : Recording instruments/voice and making loops
  • Area 2 : Construction/arrangement using computer

Working in 2 groups and possibly in pairs, everybody will visit and revisit each area to add something to their track.

The workshop can also work with the whole group together to make some “group loops”

All the work in progress is saved centrally, and so is accessible from all areas via the Sly computer network.

As the workshop develops, and the participants “take ownership” of the project, the timetable becomes more flexible, and work is focussed in the areas needed to finish the track.


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