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Skills-based Programmes



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

Projects can be run as discrete, standalone projects, or can be integrated into topics to make cross-curricular learning inspiring and accessible for learners. 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 filling the page


Materials: Watercolours, acrylics, poster paint, spray paint

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


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

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


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

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


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

Processes: Layering, layout and composition, stencilling

School Improvement:

Curriculum Programmes

  • Art and Design - Programme of Study
  • Specialist skills input
  • Creative Curriculum/ Cross-curriculur links 

The Arts:

Skills Development

  • Skills development - drawing, painting, scriptwriting, animation etc
  • Accreditation through the Arts Award

Illustrative Outputs

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

Outcomes and Impact:

  • Children’s learning and the curriculum brought to life through inspiring and exciting projects
  • Raised attainment in art and design and across the curriculum
  • Clear progression of pupils’ 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


“We hoped to inspire staff to begin taking art as a serious subject and to find ways of linking it to the children’s writing. It worked brilliantly.”  Headteacher

“There was a huge increase in the pupils confidence in themselves and their creative abilities.”  Artist

“The artwork has caused immense excitement around the school. The children have a real sense of pride in their work”  Year 2 Teacher

“The level of attainment was WELL above and beyond KS1.”  Year 1 Teacher

“I learnt that you can use your imagination and go wild. Bow Arts is the best!”  Year 5 pupil

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

If you are interested in finding out more about our skills-based programmes, get in touch at