School Visits

Work with Schools

Workshops for Children and INSET Days

Patchings Art Centre offers a very special facilities for visiting schools. The uniqueness of the setting with spacious teaching areas, exhibition galleries, studio artists offers environment ideal for creative activities.

In addition, the professional practising team of artists provide an unrivalled level of tuition, expertise and experience, for practical sessions with groups of children.

A wide range of subjects are available including painting in watercolour, drawing, oils and acrylic. We also offer a variety of forms of printing including press and screen printing. There is a range of textiles subjects covering silk painting, felt work,  rug work and other creative textile activities and model making mediums.

Sessions can be linked to the National Curriculum as well as work by particular popular artists. There are a variety of packages available for full classes or smaller groups. We can also cater for special needs groups.

Art training for Teachers. INSET Days

With the wealth of technique and expertise, Patchings also organisers Training’s Days for Teachers in Art and Craft subjects. These have proved extremely popular, especially as a creative, stress free activity following Ofsted

A typical day would be:

  • Watercolour or oil painting
  • Weaving or textile collage
  • Buffet lunch
  • Silk painting or printing on paper

Each session lasting about 1 ½ hours with a break for tea or coffee between session.

For further information about all our school activities, please contact Pat Wood on 0115 965 3479.