Creating Confidence

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"My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as
literacy, and we should treat it with the same status"Sir Ken Robinson
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How do we best teach Art to children in Primary schools? Do we have to be ‘Artists’ ourselves in order to help children fulfil their potential?

CREATING CONFIDENCE  is a practical workshop created and facilitated by professional artists with experience in working with both children and teachers. The day is designed to support teachers to reconnect to their own innate creativity, through a series of non- judgmental and structured exercises, including use of pencil, charcoal, paint, pastel, paper and clay; grounded in the belief that art and creativity are a central human need, not a luxury add-on.

This innovative workshop aims to inspire teachers with a fresh enthusiasm and self assurance, enabling them to embrace risk and experimentation, in a way that will nurture both their own development and the children’s natural creativity. This foundation of confidence and understanding will also enable teachers to engage with the visual arts on a deeper level, both when looking at the children’s art and art in galleries.

The day will also provide opportunities to reflect on practical ways in which to translate insights and experiences into best practice within the classroom.

The workshop is facilitated by: Marco Crivello, painter, and Stephanie Davies-Arai ARBS, sculptor and Accredited Instructor, Teacher Effectiveness Training.

"The workshop really got me thinking about how I teach my children art and how I may be holding them back, especially when insisting on a whole class focus. The arts training day was a major motivator for me to rethink our approaches to art and am very excited by the changes I can now see within the children in terms of their confidence, expression and creativity."

- Clare

Next Workshop

TBA
Paddock Art Studios 
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1TW 
9.30 - 5pm 
£120 includes all materials 
and light refreshments 
Contact us for more details

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Creating Confidence