Workshops

Artists in Schools from dot-art
Artists in Schools from dot-art
Artists in Schools from dot-art

Artist Led Workshops

dot-art Schools works with a wide range of artists to offer your school one-day artist-led workshops in a variety of different techniques, media and subjects. All our workshops are delivered by experienced artists with full DBS clearance and public liability insurance, and can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Cost

We have a flat day rate of £275 for those participating in dot-art Schools and £295 for non-participants, plus materials.

How It Works

We know that you may not have the time to search for reliable, professional and talented artists to work with your school. We have done the hard work for you and put together a range of single day, hands on sessions for your pupils to get creative.

If you don't see what you are looking for below, or would like a tailored session for a particular topic, activity or event, just get in touch - we are happy to help!

INSET Days & CPD Sessions

dot-art Schools can also offer artist led INSET days for teachers and staff. Please get in touch for more details.

INSET Days from dot-art
INSET Days from dot-art
INSET Days from dot-art

Booking

To book a session or to find out more, please call us on 0345 017 6660 or email schools@dot-art.com.

Artists in Schools from dot-art
Artists in Schools from dot-art
Artists in Schools from dot-art

Faith Bebbington

Emily Bartlett

Rachel Brewster-Wright

Faith is a professional sculptor with a studio in Liverpool. She is a qualified art teacher with a PGCE Secondary Art & Design from Liverpool John Moores University, so understands the principles of how students learn, classroom management and the demands of the national curriculum. She works regularly with schools across the North West devising and leading short, one day workshops through to longer residencies. She develops 3D sculpture projects suitable for Key Stage 1, 2, 3 and also offers INSET sessions.

The simple construction techniques she has developed working with recycled materials such as newspaper, wire, cardboard and tape enable children and young people of varying abilities to create successful sculptures quickly, either individually or in groups. Faith has particular experience of, and an interest in working with students with emotional and behavioural challenges, learning difficulties and sensory impairments, as they usually excel and achieve incredible results participating in her workshops.

Emily has 6 years of experience teaching art to students of all ages and classes of all sizes in a range of settings including; 1-2-1 tuition for children, group adult art classes and young adults with learning disabilities. As a full-time practicing artist in her 20s she is able to effectively relate to and inspire young people!

I"m Rachel and I am a vintage photographer, artist, sessional musician and university lecturer. I work with a wide variety of arts, community and educational organisations across all ages (8+ to adult) through my business Little Vintage Photography, looking at mindful analogue photographic processes, visual storytelling and the convergence of traditional and modern technology through STEM and the arts. I work across both education and entertainment, running "Discover & Create" workshops and courses and collaborate closely with heritage, craft, art, literacy, science and tech sectors to combine the science and engineering of traditional photography with modern technology in order to produce creative and artistic output in a slower, more mindful way.

I also co-host the UK"s Analogue Photography Podcast and am contributing author for analogue photography industry blogs. I was honoured to be listed as a Role Model for Innovate Her/Liverpool Girl Geeks and given the opportunity to exhibit for several galleries across the UK.

Artists in Schools from dot-art
Artists in Schools from dot-art
Artists in Schools from dot-art

Madeleine Pires

Julie James-Turner

Phil Disley

Madeleine Pires is an artist who produces colourful and vivid oil paintings. She also has a qualification in teaching English as a Foreign Language from Cambridge University. She worked as a bilingual teaching assistant in a Montessori nursery school and Early Years department at Oporto British School, Portugal, while gaining a level 2 qualification in professional practice from the London College of Teachers. Since being back in the UK, Madeleine has worked part-time as a private tutor of primary and secondary school aged children in English and Art, and is actively involved in her own children's school where she runs an after-school "Fine Art" course.

Julie James- Turner is an artist working in textiles and mixed media, she currently works as a community arts tutor for the Worker''s Educational Association, as a textile tutor for The Open College of Arts Textile degree and as a sessional lecturer for Liverpool John Moores University. She also runs artist led workshops for local galleries, schools and dot-art in Liverpool.

Born in 1971 Phil moved from a Diploma in Art to studying a Graphics degree at Northumbria University. Today, Phil is acknowledged as one of Britain''s foremost Illustrators. From modest beginnings with a first illustration in the Big Issue in 1993, his work has regularly appeared in such esteemed publications as The Times, The Guardian, The Spectator, The Financial Times, The London Evening Standard, Esquire, GQ Magazine, Tatler and MarketingWeek. Oxford University Press has commissioned illustrations for many educational publications with Harper Collins and Little, Brown Book Group engaging Phil for several book covers.

Working in numerous schools, Phil has spoken at workshops for teachers, careers talks for year 12 students and delivered art lessons for all ages from reception class upwards.

Artists in Schools from dot-art

Julie Lawrence

Julie has practised widely as an contemporary landscape painter using the language of romanticism and the responses of Turner, Blake and Palmer. She has exhibited widely across the UK and was recently awarded "North of England artist of the Year" by the National Open Art Competition in London.

She has also worked as a teacher for children with severe and complex learning difficulties for the last eighteen years, and has a special interest in multi-sensory art. She has contributed to an art and sensory needs book, and also worked alongside therapeutic practitioners to deliver multi sensory art workshops hosted by the Lyndale School in Eastham.