Small World Theatre has teamed up with NAWR (Arts and Education Network: Mid and West Wales) to deliver CPD and INSET workshops for primary school teachers to prepare for the Expressive Arts Area of Learning and Experience in the new curriculum for Wales.
Small World Theatre and NAWR Arts Champion, Seren Stacey, consulted with Primary School teachers to develop a series of practical workshops led by professional arts practitioners from a range of disciplines; dance, drama, visual art and animation. The new curriculum places great importance on learners’ experiences of artforms; as members of an audience and as participants. Small World Theatre is supporting learners to explore artforms, respond, reflect and create.
Teachers will explore several Expressive Arts disciplines over five sessions and build a toolkit of exercises, which can be confidently used in the classroom. This is an opportunity to introduce local teachers to well regarded practitioners living and working in the area. We are pleased to be collaborating with Movement Artist Stirling Steward and Visual Artist Sean Vicary on this project.
Examples of workshops:
Creative Movement with Stirling Steward
Shadow Puppet Making with master puppeteers Ann Shrosbree and Bill Hamblett, Small World Theatre
Drama Skills: Still Images with Ann Shrosbree and Bill Hamblett, Small World Theatre
Risk and Experimentation in the Creative Process with Seren Stacey