Training and Development

Training and Development

The Music & Arts Service offers a number of Visual and Performing Arts courses at Future House and training sessions that can be booked for delivery at schools.

Please contact the Courses Desk, T 01274 385821 or 385822.  School based courses are £245 per session.

Please contact anthony.bullock@bradford.gov.uk to arrange a course or for further information T 01274 434970.

Skills Refreshing: Painting: This is a practical course designed to refresh staff’s painting skills and introduce new ones. The course leader will show how to teach pupils painting skills and develop them for pupils of differing abilities including gifted and talented pupils. The session will cover use of watercolour, poster, powder and acrylic paints. The session will also advise staff on the best materials to use and cost effective alternatives to expensive equipment.

Skills Refreshing: Screen Printing: This is a practical course designed to refresh staff’s screen printing skills or introduce it as a new skill. Screen printing can be daunting but once the skill is taught can be replicated simply and produce startling results. Staff will be shown how to prepare resources and plan screen printing lessons to inspire their pupils. The session will also advise staff on the best materials to use and cost effective alternatives to expensive equipment.

Clay in the Primary School: This practical course covers clay in the National Curriculum looking at progression of skills through Key Stages 1 and 2. Staff will explore clay in the session with ideas on how to keep clay work creative and child led, extending activities for talented children will also be covered. The course will also cover planning, resources and extending learning in other subject areas for instance PSHCE.

Sketching and Assessment: This practical course looks at the elements of drawing and sketching to teach the Visual Elements of the National Curriculum for Art. The practical part of the session will cover observational and expressive drawing and offer ideas on how follow up work can be explored across the curriculum. As well as useful ideas for activities assessment will be explored.

Using the work of other artists: A practical workshop offering ideas on exploring the work of other artists within the art curriculum and other subjects. Staff will be shown ways in which to introduce pupils to a wide range of artists beyond simply copying art work or doing paintings in the style of. Much of this session has cross curricular links with speaking and listening. The session will also suggest ways of structuring art lessons.

Skills Refreshing: Drawing This is a practical course designed to refresh staff’s drawing skills and introduce new ones. The course leader will show how to teach pupils drawing skills and develop them for pupils of differing abilities including gifted and talented pupils. The session will also advise staff on the best materials to use and cost effective alternatives to expensive equipment.


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