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After School Programmes


Weekly after school artist-led workshops in drawing, painting, model making, textiles, sculpture, photography, print making or other artforms. Students work with various materials to explore individual and group creative projects in a relaxed setting. Projects can be themed or open ended, and always support students in developing their creative ideas and own lines of enquiry. After school programmes can be linked to Bow Arts artist studio or Nunnery Gallery visits.  

School Improvement:

Student Attainment | Coursework Support

  • Raise attainment – improve borderline grades
  • Encourage independent learning and support individual enquiry
  • Targeted learner groups
  • Offer accreditation through Arts Award
  • GCSE / A Level coursework support

The Arts:

Skills Development | Arts Enrichment

  • Skills-based programmes – drawing, painting, collage, 3D, photography etc
  • Exhibitions for school and artworks for students to take home
  • Group and individual projects
  • Enrich curriculum provision
  • Support GCSE / A Level studies


  • To develop students’ artistic skills, creativity and confidence in your chosen artform/s
  • To enhance and enrich existing curriculum provision
  • To raise attainment
  • To provide tailored learning opportunities for target learner groups
  • To enable students to work collaboratively alongside peers from other classes, year groups or schools in an informal environment
  • To produce excellent quality artwork for exhibition, display or for students to take home

Illustrative Outputs:

  • Weekly artist-led workshops after school
  • Original artworks – 2D, 3D or digital (dependent on chosen artform/s)
  • An exhibition of the students’ work for peers, families and the wider school community
  • Group artworks for display in school and/or artworks for students to take home
  • GCSE/A Level coursework

Outcomes and Impact (taken from last 12 months after school programmes):

  • 100% of participants learnt new skills
  • All students experienced art differently to class-based lessons, broadening their perceptions of art and its application
  • Students worked effectively both in teams and individually – sharing ideas and techniques
  • 100% of participants developed their knowledge and understanding of artistic techniques and relevant artists
  • Students demonstrated a sense of pride and achievement in their finished products
  • Staff reported an increase in self-esteem, creativity, technical skills and understanding as well as manipulative skills and language in relation to the work carried out


“The students were focused and thoroughly involved in all the processes. They learnt new skills, worked together and enjoyed this programme very much.” Learning Support Assistant

“Students experimented with drawing – this led to them understanding that experimenting is also a skill and that it allows them to go outside of their tried and tested territories.”  Lead Artist

“It has been wonderful to see our students grow in confidence and take a lead in developing their own ideas and interests.” Deputy Head Teacher

Further Ideas:

Exhibiting work in a community centre, local library, local shops or other setting

An INSET or staff meeting to develop staff skills in parallel to the activities the students take part in

Project Costs:

From £975 per term + materials (based on nine sessions @ £100 + planning meeting @ £75)

Costs vary dependent on the number of groups or sessions

If you are interested in finding out more about our after school programme, get in touch at