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What's On

Our short courses and workshops aim to provide education leaders with on-going peer support and professional development. We help you explore creative approaches, which you can adapt for all ages and abilities to benefit your student's learning, aspirations and wellbeing. 

  • Enhancing Classroom Dialogue through Gallery Visits and Artist Studies
    Enhancing Classroom Dialogue through Gallery Visits and Artist Studies
    Tue, 25 Jun
    Taunton
    25 Jun 2024, 13:30 – 16:30
    Taunton, Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LQ, UK
    Art and Design skills-building ideas, approaches and techniques for fostering children's expression and communication. For KS1-2 Art Subject Teachers.
  • Creative Leaders Network
    Creative Leaders Network
    Thu, 27 Jun
    Online Network Meeting
    27 Jun 2024, 16:00 – 18:00
    Online Network Meeting
    Inviting SENCOs and those working within SEND settings in Somerset to share and develop creative approaches to support their learners.
  • The Art of Modelling Outstanding Practice
    The Art of Modelling Outstanding Practice
    Tue, 09 Jul
    Taunton
    09 Jul 2024, 13:30 – 16:30
    Taunton, Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LQ, UK
    Art and Design skills-building ideas, approaches, and techniques for cultivating a dynamic learning environment that encourages students' creativity and skill development in Art and Design.
  • Into the Woods with Willow sculptor Stefan Jennings
    Into the Woods with Willow sculptor Stefan Jennings
    Tue, 30 Jul
    Wick Farm
    30 Jul 2024, 10:00
    Wick Farm, Curry Rivel, Langport TA10 0NL, UK
    Learn how to source, store and work with Willow in 3 dimensions, developing skills that can be adapted for your classroom, forest school and garden.
  • Raku Firing with Andy Glass
    Raku Firing with Andy Glass
    Fri, 02 Aug
    Wick Farm
    02 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 17:00
    Wick Farm, Curry Rivel, Langport TA10 0NL, UK
    In this workshop you'll gain an understanding of the Japanese art of Raku and learn this pottery technique firsthand, led by Andy Glass.
  • Wild Cordage with Artist Alice Fox
    Wild Cordage with Artist Alice Fox
    Sat, 03 Aug
    Wick Farm
    03 Aug 2024, 10:00
    Wick Farm, Curry Rivel, Langport TA10 0NL, UK
    Produce a selection of fibre and cordage samples and learn about times to gather, process and store your wild fibres. You will be introduced to looping and weaving techniques using your cordage.
  • SWITCHBOOK - Sketchbook Circle for Art Leaders
    SWITCHBOOK - Sketchbook Circle for Art Leaders
    Thu, 10 Oct
    Taunton
    10 Oct 2024, 16:30 – 18:00
    Taunton, Hestercombe, Taunton TA2 8LQ, UK
    SWITCHBOOK is an innovative collaboration, bringing together art educators from across Somerset, working side-by-side on a continuous sketchbook journey.
  • Role of the Art Coordinator
    Role of the Art Coordinator
    Tue, 12 Nov
    Hestercombe House
    12 Nov 2024, 09:00 – 15:30
    Hestercombe House, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton TA2 8LQ, UK
    Best Practice, Planning, Progression and Assessment for KS 1-2
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