Wandering Arts offers both skills-based and topic-based programmes:
- Skills-based arts programmes cover a range of approaches and activities; whilst developing a skills base, the emphasis is also on ideas. Our artist-led workshops offer the opportunity to explore and develop artistic skills and creativity.
- Topic-based arts programmes use the arts as a tool to enrich the curriculum; artist-led projects focus on specific areas or subjects in the curriculum. This method enables students to explore through hands-on, applied activities.
- Schools: arts activities
- 1:1 tuition for all ages and abilities
- Community workshops
- CPD: Professional development
- Educational support: arts projects
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)The hands-on professional development workshops will equip staff with new skills that can then be transferred back into classroom practice. This is particularly useful for KS1 / KS2 staff who may lack confidence with creative skills. Staff will have the chance to develop their creativity and develop learning activities which can be used across the curriculum. CPD sessions can focus on practical skills or creative planning and how to integrate art into other subjects. These sessions can include independent and/or team building activities for professional and personal development.
Art and Design
‘Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.’
‘Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.’*
‘Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.’*
Participants will have the opportunity to generate stories, create characters, write dialogue and structure suspenseful stories. These skills will help people better structure their thoughts, articulate their feelings, encourage creativity and help them better understand their lives.
Through practical activities, people will explore and articulate a personal response based on real or imagined experiences. It enables people to gain confidence in their own abilities, particularly to communicate verbally and non-verbally; develop awareness and enjoyment of the way groups work, and appreciate drama in performance, both as participants and as spectators.