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“All children are artists”

Picasso

“The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up… It’s important to create the circumstances where each (child’s) natural human resources show themselves”

Ken Robinson Bring on the Learning Revolution

Secondary Education

What We Do

More than simply producing beautiful works of art, these workshops are designed to engage all abilities and levels of interest through student-centred enjoyment, exploration and experimentation. Process and outcome are equally important. Building on the ideas of the children, I bring to the class my own experiences and expertise as a practicing artist. If required, the sessions can comfortably be adapted to any coursework or curriculum-based activity within the school, as well as assisting GCSE and A Level students with their portfolios. Working collaboratively, in small groups and individually, I also offer studio visits from small school groups and whole class workshops in galleries during exhibitions of my work.

Every workshop covers the following:

  • Private viewing & discussion about live paintings with a local artist
  • Large scale collaborative drawing & painting, plus creation of individual pieces
  • Explorations in colour, pattern & rhythm, drawing & mark making, composition
  • Experiments with collage, mixed media & recycled materials
  • Reference to & links with other art forms, artists, art history & contextual studies
  • Intuition, experimentation & serendipity

Outcomes

  • Enjoyment
  • Finished works of art (portfolio & coursework, school displays, etc.)
  • Increased confidence & communication skills
  • Enhanced understanding & enjoyment of art
  • Skill development in drawing, mark-making, colour & composition
  • Skill development in presentation, exhibiting, exhibition notes, art criticism
  • Skill development in creative problem solving

How do you Book

Contact me directly or go to DAISI (Devon Artists in Schools Initiative)

How much does it Cost

This is dealt with on an enquiry basis.

What’s Been Said

“…Some brilliant ideas … Sara works really well with young people.
We have received some really excellent feedback – some of the best we have ever had.”

Annie and Roger Kirk – Trustees of The Helen Foundation

“Sara has delivered a number of fantastic workshops at KEVICC. She is a talented artist and tutor who has a unique delivery style. She encourages students to experiment and express themselves thoughtfully. I would highly recommend her.”

Tim Wightman – Head of Art, King Edward VI Community College, Totnes, Devon

Secondary Education Experience

  • Teignbridge Community College & 6 primaries schools – Helen Foundation 8 week collaborative Music/Art
  • King Edward VI Community College,Totnes
    • Weekly facilitator for The Open Box – Yrs 8 & 9
    • Tutor for KEVICC Art Group – weekly post-school – Yrs 7-9
    • Day trip to Private Studio – Yrs 12 & 13
    • At Ariel Centre – Responses to artist’s shows – Yrs 12 & 13
    • Movement in Art  for whole school
  • Saltash Community College & South Dartmoor Community College – Tide Mark at Plymouth College of Art – Yr 13
  • Stover visit to artist’s studio at Combe Barton, Curtisknowle – Yrs 12 & 13
  • Kingsbridge Community College – Challenge Week Art – Yrs 7-9; Boats – 210 Yr 7s; Portraits – Yrs 12 & 13

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“I’ve really enjoyed the sessions and found them to be great in helping me gain confidence. You’re a great teacher. Thank you!

Susan