School Art Inset Workshops

CPD inset art training for primary schools

Let's increase your teacher's confidence when teaching art

How many times do you hear your teachers say...

"Oh I can't draw!"

"I don't have a creative bone in my body"

"I can draw stick men, that is about it!"

Here at Go Sketch we believe that there isn't a right or a wrong way to draw, paint or create. It is all about the exploration and learning skills that you can choose to use if you wish along the way.

Let's increase your teacher's confidence with teaching art so that they are happy to create alongside the children without the pressure to draw a certain way.

It is also great for wellbeing!

We love running inset / cpd training for primary teachers around the Southwest and beyond (and with Zoom, Worldwide!).

We have a range of teacher training workshops to choose from and can even plan a bespoke workshop based on your school's topic or curriculum needs for that term.

 

Do you want a mindful, creative and practical art inset session?

We can:

* provide an after school workshop with your staff after school

* provide a workshop as part of an inset day

* come and work with a group of teachers to help plan a particular topic.

Alternatively, show your staff and governors just how creative you can be with a unique team building session!

The founder of GO SKETCH, Emma Shannon, is a specialist art teacher as well as being a qualified primary teacher which a good understanding of the primary school environment. We are fully insured and DBS checked. All art resources are supplied by us. All you need to do is supply a work space and away we go!

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In Person or On Zoom

In Person Workshops

We arrive early to set up and bring all the resources needed. We are based in the South West in the UK but love to travel and have been as far as London or Manchester so do drop us an email to see if we can come to you.

All we need for you is tables, chairs and access to an interactive whiteboard if possible.

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Online Zoom Workshops

We can set up the session for you to login to with name and email (which are deleted afterwards) so it is secure or you can set up the zoom meeting and we can join. We will provide a list of resources needed and can work around what you have available. We can also tailor the session to include advice about leading sessions online.

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What workshops do we offer?

Art Teacher Training
Teaching art in the classroom

Creative Sketchbooks

In this practical hands on session teachers will learn how:

 

♦ to use sketchbooks as a playground of ideas

♦ to use sketchbooks to teach children how to explore, take risks and experiment

to explore the creative process where children feel safe to make 'mistakes'

♦ to encourage children to annotate their sketchbooks

Includes

♦ Sketchbook annotations prompt sheet to support children when annotating their work

♦ Sketchbook Ideas sheet for KS1, lower KS2 and Upper KS2

♦ Email support offered after session when teachers planning their sessions

♦ A sketchbook for each participant

This session is taught in a practical way so teachers get a chance to create mini pieces of art or even the beginnings of their own sketchbook! I will bring all the resources we need.

 

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clay teacher training

Air-Dry Clay in the Classroom

In this practical hands on session teachers will learn:

 

♦ various clay building techniques that they can use in their class

♦ health and safety considerations when working with air-dry clay

♦ cross-curricular links using clay

♦ tips and tricks for an easier clay lesson!

Includes:

♦ clay joining handout to use in the classroom

♦ clay rule posters

 

This is taught in a practical way so teachers get a chance to create their own clay sculptures!

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drawing inset training
inset drawing skills in the classroom

Drawing Skills

In this practical hands on session teachers will learn a range of drawing skills linked to the 7 elements of art including:

 

♦ Line

♦ Shape

♦ Form

♦ Tone

♦ Texture

♦ Colour

♦ Space (including perspective, composition, positive and negative space)

Includes:

This workshop includes drawing skills progression sheets that break down each element into skills that each year group could focus on to ensure there is progression in drawing skills within your curriculum.

Reception classes don't need to focus on drawing skills in the same way but we can include examples of what you can do in Reception as well as providing a progression sheet that is separate from the elements of art.

This is taught in a practical way with art activities that the teachers can take part in

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Art Inset Primary School

Painting in the Classroom

In this practical hands on art inset workshop, teachers can learn a range of painting skills such as:

 

♦ Watercolour painting techniques

♦ Acrylic vs Tempura or poster paints and when to use them

♦ Using Brusho

♦ Colour theory

♦ Using an artist focus in class

♦ Tone and texture

♦ Composition and focal point

♦ Tips and tricks to a calm painting lesson

This workshop can be tailored to suit your needs as a school and can even be based around a chosen topic.

This is taught in a practical way so teachers get a chance to create their own masterpieces!

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Writing and Drawing Comics

In this practical hands on art inset workshop, teachers can learn how to teach comics to include:

 

♦ Character Development

♦ Features of comics

♦ Using movement in comics

♦ Comic direction

♦ Story planning

♦ Comic Strip Structure

♦ Longer comics / one panel comics

♦ Tips and tricks when teaching comics

This workshop can be tailored to suit your needs as a school and can even be based around a chosen topic. Great for world book day!

This is taught in a practical way so teachers get a chance to create their own mini comics!

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Primary School Inset Art

Design a Workshop

We can even design a workshop to suit the needs of your school.

Simply, click the quote button below with as many details as you can and we can design a session just for you.

Alternatively, you can contact Emma directly by clicking here

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