Teacher CPD

We offer a range of CPD sessions, to inspire you with new ideas and techniques to enrich a creative curriculum. We are happy to discuss content and tailor a session to meet your needs, as closely as possible. Sessions start from one hour and can be run in-school or at The Artworks. Outcomes from sessions may include:

  • Increase your skills and confidence in teaching Art and Design.

  • Learn practical art techniques that can support subjects across the curriculum.

  • Discover innovative ways of using materials you already have in school.

  • Gain ideas for extension and development and creative ways of displaying artwork.

  • See examples of art projects run in other schools.

  • Tour of building, including Artist’s Studios.

  • Receive written resources to take back to school.

  • Discover how The Artworks can support you and your school through projects, workshops and staff training.

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Primary Staff CPD - Experimental Drawing

This CPD session is packed full of fun drawing activities, that staff can take back to the classroom to inspire and motivate pupils and change the mind set of ‘I can’t draw’ to ‘I love drawing!’

  • Artist Educators will inspire staff with new ideas and techniques to support Arts Week or simply to enhance a creative curriculum.

  • Explore drawing as a fun process through a range of experimental activities that will take the fear out of drawing.

  • Gain ideas for extension and development opportunities and creative ways of displaying artwork in school.

  • Discover innovative ways of using materials you already have in school.

Cost: £150 – 1 hour – up to 10 staff

Duration: 1, 1.5 and 2 hour sessions available

We can tailor a bespoke training session around your needs, so please contact us if you wish to discuss different options.

Teach Meet

Our Teach Meet sessions are aimed at Primary/Secondary school teachers, TAs and Art Coordinators. Through this friendly, supportive group we share ideas, advice on art materials, and lots of tips and advice on how to enhance a creative curriculum.

With activity ideas for all ages, using materials you probably already have in school, you will be inspired by ideas to take back to the classroom and run with your pupils.

Teach Meet sessions are run by Ami Hallgarth, Schools Programme Manager and guest artists. We will be happy to show you around the building and discuss individual enquiries about school visits.

We’ll have plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits to keep us going!

Please book your place through our website, or by e-mailing ami@theartworks.org.uk

Future Teach Meet dates are:

Tuesday 15 January | 4-5pm | Art in a Box with Sarah O’Boyle | FREE

Tuesday 26 March | 4-5pm | Easter Activities with Ami Hallgarth | £15 (Cancelled)

Tuesday 21 May | 4-5pm | Site Specific Art Installation with Harriet Lawton | £15 (Cancelled)

Tuesday 2 July | 4-5pm | Halifax Heritage through Textiles with Harriet Lawton | £15

Each session is £15.

3 sessions can be booked for a discounted price of £37.50

DISCLAIMER - Each Teach Meet will be £15 each from Tuesday 26th March. When registering your place on our Teach Meet sessions, the ‘Add to Cart’ function will ask for card details. If you complete the purchase you WILL NOT be charged as the session is free (Only for the 15th January Session)

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15 July – 29 September 2019

‘Drawing Matters’ invites children aged from 5-12 to create a postcard-sized piece of artwork that visually communicates something that matters to them. Issues large and small, personal and global will be exhibited in our 1830 gallery over the summer.

Exhibition Open:

15 July – 29 September 2019 | Saturday and Sunday 12-3 | Weekdays by appointment


Staff will work with an artist to explore weaving and mixed media techniques that interpret the ‘Drawing Matters’ theme and consider how it can be effectively linked to curriculum / topic work.

From £185 for a 1 hour session


Book an Artist Educator to come in to your school and lead a session with pupils to create postcards, using a technique of your choice, that can then be submitted to the exhibition.

From £165 for a 2 hour session


If you are entering at least one class to the 'Drawing Matters' exhibition, you will receive 10% off the cost of an Artist-led session with pupils or staff CPD. 

For more information on any above please contact Ami Hallgarth on ami@theartworks.org.uk or for more Teacher Information please use the link below.


For all enquiries of the resources and opportunities Artworks offers for schools, please use the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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