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Spaeda deliver bespoke training for your team

Updated: Nov 18, 2021

Our associate trainers can visit your school to develop creative skills in art and design and design and technology. Sessions are designed with you to increase skills and confidence across your team and respond to the specific needs of your setting.

Tatworth Primary School got in touch with us following a team audit which looked at Art and Design skills gaps, expertise and interests within the current team. Through dialogue with the Head Teacher and Art Leader, Spaeda developed a programme of 5 twilights, calling on specialist arts educators to inspire and share new skills in drawing, printmaking, wood working and textiles.

Spaeda's associate trainer, Sue Green, delivered a hands-on textile workshop for staff at Taworth Primary. With a focus on textile screen and block printing and extension activities in stitch and decorative techniques, the training ran as a twilight involving the whole team.

Pre-made screens were developed by our trainer with the chosen theme of ‘Flora & Fauna’ The beautiful designs of Mark Hearld and Angela Harding acted as reference material. These screens were left at school so that staff could develop their skills and share new techniques with their pupils.

The workshop acted as a catalyst for a whole school textiles project and together pupils and staff created a banner celebrating the natural world.

Head Teacher Tracey Hart explains how:

'As part of our focus on art and improving our art curriculum this year, we planned a whole school screen-printing project researching the illustrator, Mark Hearld and the themes of woodland and under the sea, as our inspirations. The children have embellished, with additional stamping, printing, applique, sewing and weaving and all look fantastic. Year 5 and 6 have created scenes under the sea, whilst the rest of the school chose a woodland creature to work with. In addition to this, year 3’s recent detailed drawing of fungi made its way to being the stimulus for their printing blocks'

The banner adorned the school fence through July, celebrating the end of the school year with families and local community.

If you are interested in developing art and design skills with your team to kick start a project, we can arrange a bespoke skills session for your school. We also have a programme of support for Art Coordinators to build skills in developing the Art and Design Curriculum. See our events page or Get in touch to find out more.

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