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Art & Craft For Your School.

We can provide a number of different crafting options for your school from a one-off visit, to a regular weekly provision. We are happy to work with any age group and tailor all our craft activities accordingly. We have particular expertise in producing high quality art installations using recycled materials - therefore we are eco-friendly and we can keep your costs down! Our tutors are all CRB checked and have extensive experience working in schools. Prices start from £70 per session (morning or afternoon) - please contact Katharine Wright for more details or email us at create@leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk with details of your project.


One-Off Art Projects

Want to mark a special occasion? Got an old tired wall that needs updating? Let us run a special one-off art project for you. We can involve the entire school, one particular year group, or perhaps a selection of particular students. We promise we will help the children to produce something unique that enhances their school environment for many years to come.

May 2016 - At Spratton C of E Primary School, 55 children and teachers created a collaborative collage for the entrance.

"I am so pleased with the collage. Everyone had a brilliant day and we are already thinking about other craft projects that we might 'need' to do in school. Thank you so much for your hard work."

Claire Radd, Headteacher

In March 2016, we spent a week at Parkland Primary School, South Wigston, creating two art installations with Year 3 and Year 4 students. 

During the Autumn and Spring Terms 2015-16 we visited St Thomas More Catholic Primary School in Kettering. We created a variety of artworks for the school, but the largest was an art installation of 325 doves creating a rainbow in the School hall.

In October 2015, we spent three days at St Josephs Catholic Primary School working on a mixed media project with the entire school. It has resulted in a fabulous Klimt inspired 'Tree of Life' for the school corridor.

We visited Leicester Grammar Junior School Foundation Stage to create a fabulous 'Weaving Tree'. We also worked with the whole school to make a patchwork quilt for the headteacher who was retiring.

We produced two pieces of artwork for Water Leys Primary School, Wigston in 2013-14. A school-wide 'Everlasting Garden' and an Autumn panel of Felted Leaves made by the Year 5 pupils.

Artist-in-Residence

Or we can make regular visits to your school and link our art and craft activities to your current curriculum topic. From Greek costumes to traditional fairy tales we can deliver fabulous ideas while giving the students the opportunity to try lots of different crafts from sewing to mosaic making to photography and beyond.

We have been working with Great Bowden Academy, Market Harborough as artists-in-residence since 2013. This year all our artwork links with their new forest school and outdoor learning.

We have been delighted to return to Ridgeway Primary Academy, Market Harborough in the Spring Term 2016, to deliver a series of workshops on Sculpture to every class.

We are looking forward to begin visting Lubenham Primary School, Lubenham in the Summer term 2016 to deliver art and craft sessions to the Year 5/6 students around the theme of Victorians.

We have been working with St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Kettering on a twice weekly basis creating a series of school-wide artworks for the school.

We are also regularly visiting Leicester University to provide crafting sessions to students as part of their social programme.

 Arts Award and Artsmark

Katharine Wright is qualified as an Arts Award advisor in the Discover and Explore levels (Age 5-11) and can deliver and moderate these qualifications. We also have tutors who can deliver Arts Award at Bronze and Silver levels if required.

If you are a school with Artsmark, or looking to achieve Artsmark status then offering Arts Awards sits perfectly alongside this.  

Part of the qualification process for Artsmark involves giving every pupil access to an artist or an arts organisation - we can tailor-make projects for your school so that you can fulfil this criteria.  

We provided a series of textile sessions for pupils at Ridgeway Academy in 2014-15 helping them to achieve Artsmark status. This year we will be returning in 2016 to work on sculptures with all year groups.

One-Off Sessions

You don't have to be planning a huge project to invite Leicestershire Craft Centre to your school. We are happy to visit for short sessions - what about showing your eco club some great recycling ideas; or offering a craft afternoon for your Gifted and Talented Arts students; or we can come and spend an afternoon with the teachers giving them new ideas and showing them new techniques on a training day?

Call Katharine on 01858 466692 to discuss your school's individual requirements. Prices start from £70 per half day session.

BeSkild Day at Kegworth Primary School, Kegworth

Katharine was delighted to be invited to the BeSkild Day at Kegworth Primary School in March 2016 as Visiting Artist. The children from six local schools spent the daylearning about paper sculpture and practising their own techniques before creating a sculpture to take home.

Long Whatton Primary School, Loughborough

We spent an afternoon with Long Whatton Primary School making Kandinsky inspired circles on calico with oil pastels. These have been made into curtains for the Year One classroom.

Manor Farm Primary School, Northampton

We hosted a session at the Craft Centre with the Year 2 class who all came and made personalised bunting for their classroom. We also visited the school to help them create an art installation based on their 'Messy and Muddy' work.

BarleyCroft Primary School, Leicester.

We were delighted to be invited to run a Christmas craft session in December 2014 to children from Years 1-6 who had gained 100 points for good behaviour and work throughout the term. All the children who took part enjoyed it and went home with Christmas decorations and wreaths.

 

Paper Sculpture with St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

Paper Sculpture with Foundation Stage, Ridgeway Primary Academy

Great Bowden Academy Crafting and the Curriculum 2013-14

Goldilocks & the Three BEars

Goldilocks & The Three Bears with Reception.

Mosaic making

Mosaic Making with Year 4.

Greek MAsks

Greek Tragedy Masks with Year 5.

 

Schools we have worked with:

Water Leys Primary School, Wigston, Leicester

Long Whatton Primary School, Loughborough

St Josephs Catholic Primary School, Market Harborough

Manor Farm Primary School, Moulton Northampton

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Kettering

Great Bowden Academy, Market Harborough

Ridgeway Primary Academy, Market Harborough

Leicester Grammar Junior School, Great Glen

Barleycroft Primary School, Beaumont Leys, Leicester

Welland Park Academy, Market Harborough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aim High Collage

Spratton C of E Primary School May 2016

Embroidered 'Inches'

Yr 5/6 Ridgeway Primary Academy - 2015

Canvases painted by Year 4's at Parkland Primary School March 2016

Klimt inspired 'Tree of Life' at St Josephs Catholic Primary School - October 2016

GB Birds 1 

'Birds' - mixed media art project at Great Bowden Academy

GB Birds 2

 

'Birds' - mixed media art project at Great Bowden Academy

GB Birds 3

'Birds' - mixed media art project at Great Bowden Academy

Kandinsky 1

'Circles' mixed media inspired by Kandinsky's Farbstudie Quadrate

Kandinsky 2

'Circles' mixed media inspired by Kandinsky's Farbstudie Quadrate

Inches 1

'Inchies' - watercolour and pen art

Inches 2

'Inchies' - watercolour and pen art

GB 1

'The Gallery' at the Great Bowden Academy new extension

CHildren weavingVibrant tree

Foundation Stage children at Leicester Grammar Junior School weaving their CDs, May 2014 and completed 'Weaving Tree' made by Foundation Stage at Leicester Grammar Junior School, May 2014.

 Wet Felting

 

Year 5 Wet Felting Project 'Autumn'
Water Leys Primary School June 2013

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Water Leys Primary School - part of the Whole school Everlasting Garden foyer project. Spring 2013

Ridgeway Primary Tapestry

Ridgeway Primary Academy 40th Birthday Tapestry 2012.