Teachers Course: Developing Sketchbooks at KS1 & 2, William Morris Gallery


12th October and 19th October, 4pm to 6.30pm.

"A fantastic course. I’ve taken so many great ideas which I can’t wait to do with the children."
Teacher, Henry Maynard School

For art co-ordinators, teachers and support staff – no art experience needed!

This course is designed to support implementation of two key aspects of the new Art & Design curriculum – the creation of sketchbooks in which pupils can record, review and revisit ideas and working towards the mastery of art and design techniques with a range of media.

Understanding the pressure on time and resources, this course will be run as a two-part twilight session. This course offers both primary art co-ordinators and non-specialist primary staff an in-depth opportunity to develop new practical skills. There will be a strong emphasis on practical classroom management of activities and materials

Course Outcomes

Participants will learn how to use sketchbooks by exploring pupils’ and artists’ examples and by creating a sketchbook for themselves throughout the day based on an ‘Inspired by nature’ mini project. Participants will trial a number of fun, simple drawing warm-ups that build observational skills and confidence and will learn strategies which can be used with pupils.

Participants will gain experience of a wide range of drawing materials: different grades of pencils, graphite sticks, pen and ink, pastels, charcoal, and chalk.

All materials and tea/coffee included

£75 (or £65 for London Borough of Waltham Forest) - includes a sketchbook to take away, all materials and refreshments. Please email to request an invoice or telephone the Gallery on 020 8496 4390 (Wed - Sun, 10am - 5pm) and pay directly by card.