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The Artis team, as well as a host of guest writers from across the industry discuss creativity, learning and wellbeing, and advise readers on how they can use music, drama and movement to explore the core curriculum in schools.

A day in the life: Whirl & The Big Picture
 

By Wendy Steatham (Whirl) Taking place in the breathtaking main gallery space of Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London, school groups are invited to embark on a journey into the world of art and maths, bringing to life one of Britain’s largest displayed oil-on-canvas paintings through drama, movement […]

09 Feb 2024
 
Creative approaches to Oracy in KS1 and KS2
 

Following our Creative Oracy CPD, we’re thrilled to present not one, but two Top Tips Resources tailored for KS1 and KS2.  These are practical strategies that weave creativity and oracy into the fabric of everyday learning.

22 Jan 2024
 
Behind the Magic: In Conversation with John Tiffany, Director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
 

Ever wondered what it’s like to bring the magical world of Harry Potter to the stage? We had the privilege of asking John Tiffany (Rip), the visionary director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and an Artis Patron, some intriguing questions. Before delving into his insights, let’s take a […]

09 Jan 2024
 
Do the arts perform at school?
 

Revisiting the impact and cost-effectiveness of Artis   Across the 2022-23 academic year, we have been working once again in partnership with Pro Bono Economics to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of Artis. Using data collected from a random sample of children at the beginning and end of a year […]

11 Dec 2023
 
What is being an Artis Specialist really like?
 

By Jennifer Carss (Twinkle) The life of a freelance performer is a funny old thing. One minute you’re dressed up as a sheep singing a heart-felt country ballad to a group of toddlers. The next you’re bleary eyed, serving poached eggs to flustered hotel guests. What a pleasant surprise then, […]

14 Nov 2023
 
PE, Sport and Physical Activity: How Artis can help bring ‘additional and sustainable improvements’ to schools
 

By Wendy Steatham (Whirl) & Carys Barnes (Cuckoo) The government has confirmed the continuation of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding for 23/24 and 24/25 as part of its vision that all children have access to a high-quality and broad range of physical education. An update to the Department […]

17 Oct 2023
 
Here is what’s coming up in Autumn term…
 

As we welcome in the new academic year, we wanted to bring you a few highlights for you to look forward to over the Autumn term.

13 Sep 2023
 
Harvesting Creativity: Artis Summer Training 2023 Recap
 

Last week marked an exciting date in Artis Foundation’s annual calendar as we embarked on our residential training event at the beautiful Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. Artis Specialists, Specialist Leaders, Mentors and our management team gathered together alongside consultant educators to discover, inspire, and build on our creative learning practice.

31 Aug 2023
 
The Art of Oracy
 

Our Partnerships Manager, Carys (Cuckoo) explores oracy, why it should be a priority, and how Artis can support schools through our creative weekly programme. Oracy is the word on educator’s lips, pun intended. Through my weekly meetings with Headteachers and Senior Leadership Teams this academic year, a major theme has […]

31 Jul 2023
 
Our Latest Teaching Resource: I sense there is something more to this… by Kablam
 

In our latest Teaching Resource, available to download via the link here, Artis Specialist Martha (Kablam) offers some exciting, creative ideas of how to improve pupils’ creating writing skills by using their senses as inspiration.

14 Jun 2023 Enchanted Garden
 
 
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