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Topic-based Projects


An arts-led approach to topic-based learning – using the arts as a tool for engagement and to reinforce curriculum content and subject knowledge from your chosen areas across the curriculum. All projects are tailored to school subjects or topics, and can be delivered through a chosen artistic media – painting, drawing, printmaking, photography etc. Projects can be delivered as a regular weekly session, or as an intensive block of time.

School Improvement:

Curriculum Programmes 

  • Cross-curricular learning
  • International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
  • Applied Learning
  • Creative curriculum - topics or themes

The Arts:

Skills Development | Teaching Resources

  • Skills development - drawing, painting, printmaking etc
  • Original, child created teaching resources embedded into future schemes of work

Previous topics:

  • Black History Month
  • Buildings/Structures
  • Celebrating Diversity
  • Dinosaurs
  • Fairytales or stories
  • Flowers and insects
  • Habitats/Nature
  • Healthy eating
  • London landmakrs
  • Rainforest
  • Sea/Ocean/Seaside
  • Treasure
  • Tudors/Vikings/Victorians/Egyptians
  • World Book Week    

Illustrative Outputs:

  • Artist-led workshop sessions in school
  • Artwork produced for display in the school
  • Teaching resources/ schemes of work for future years

Outcomes and Impact 

  • Improved subject knowledge and attainment in art and design and across the curriculum
  • Cross-curricular learning made inspiring and accessible for learners
  • Improved attitudes towards learning
  • Development of skills
  • Improved staff skills, knowledge and understanding


“The use of art in such direct combination with another curriculum area was inspiring for me. It allowed for lots of story telling, and more points of access for students with different interests and skills.”  Lead Artist

“The project gave us different approaches to teaching Black History.”  Year 6 Teacher

“Children used art to think deeply about their values and how they can be expressed.” Year 6 Teacher

“The class project about Vikings was used as a basis for the project. Pupils made the link between what they had learnt in class and how they could use art to creatively demonstrate their knowledge.”  Lead Artist

“The project linked brilliantly with the topic the children are studying. The children have a far better knowledge of artefacts now.”  Year 3 Teacher

Project Costs:

From £1,425 + materials (based on five workshop days @ £270 per day + planning meeting @ £75)
Costs vary dependent on the number of class groups, workshop days or sessions

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