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Skills-based Programmes

School Improvement:

Curriculum Programmes | Student Attainment

  • Art and Design – Programme of Study
  • Specialist skills input

The Arts:

Skills Development

  • Skills development – drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking etc
  • Accredit through the Arts Award


Skills-based arts programmes are tailored to your school priorities and delivered by professional practicing artists, with the aim of developing students’ artistic skills and techniques and supporting progression. Work with a targeted learner group, year group or key stage.

Projects can be run as discrete, standalone projects, or can be integrated into an art and design scheme of work. Each programme has a different skill focus, with the themes, topics or outputs tailored to your needs.

Choose from:


Materials: Pencils, chalk pastels, graphite sticks, charcoal, chalk, pen and ink

Processes: Shading, observation, tone, perspective, drawing large scale and composition


Materials: Watercolours, acrylics, oil, spray paint

Processes: Colour, observation, tone, perspective, collaboration, scale, layout, communicating ideas


Materials: Clay, paper, card, plaster, modroc, recycled objects / found materials, constructed textiles

Processes: Carving, casting and moulding, modelling, assemblage, construction, form, recycling, changing objects, matching visual and tactile qualities of materials to the purpose of the work


Materials: Digital photography, pinhole, image manipulation – documentary, photomontage, photojournalism, studio, portrait

Processes: Composition, focus, point of view, depth of field, camera function


Materials: Mono-printing, embossing, block printing, screen-printing, lino printing

Processes: Layering, layout and composition, stencilling, positive and negative space

Illustrative Outputs:

  • Artist-led workshop sessions in school
  • High quality artwork produced for display in school

Outcomes and Impact:

  • Students’ learning brought to life through inspiring and exciting projects
  • Raised attainment in art and design
  • Clear progression of students’ skills across the term/year
  • Effective response to school improvement priorities, curriculum and learner needs
  • Inspired staff with the skills, confidence and resources for a more creative teaching and learning environment


“Working with artists has re-invigorated both myself and my teaching.” Head of Art

“I have learnt how to experiment with different materials and to come out of my safe zone in art.” Year 11 Student

“The students were focused and engaged at all times. They had a great opportunity to express and develop their creativity and learn a lot about self-management, team spirit and work. Students learnt new artistic styles and produce beautiful pieces of art.” Year 8 Teacher

Project Costs:

From £1,425 + materials (based on five workshop days @ £270 + £75 planning meeting)

Costs vary dependent on the number of class groups, workshop days or sessions

Contact us about Skills-based Programmes