Visual arts in education:-

  • Working in partnership with other artistic disciplines such as storytelling, dance, drama, music and circus skills


  • Using art as a gateway into other subjects such as literacy and numeracy, music, history, religious studies, PHSE and foreign languages (various supply teaching placements) – trained in using PLUS Strategy materials using arts within basic skills in partnership with Arts Council England and the Youth Justice Board.


  • Working in collaboration with the libraries service using popular art forms such as Manga, dynamic art, graphic novel and cartooning to encourage young people to make use of library sites, the facilities and the literature contained there.


  • Working with specific groups such as visually impaired, differently-abled, young offenders, older people and those with learning difficulties to open up artistic possibilities using all available senses and abilities (Thamas Bewick School, Millennium PHAB Club, Older People’s Festival, Denis Johnson Centre, MIND, Youth Offending Service, and SandWriter Mentoring Project)


  • Teaching students to draw pottery, flint and small finds (Arbeia Roman Fort, Segedunum and Newcastle University)


  • Creating composite wall murals exploring the heritage of the river Tyne with South Street School and Falla Park School