We have 20 years experience of providing arts projects, residencies and activities for schools and educational establishments. Visual arts are used not only to enhance the physical environment but also to enrich learning across the school curriculum. We encourage co-operative learning, social inclusion, confidence building and creative development by offering pupils a range of new art opportunities that develop their practical, creative and social skills, enabling them to succeed in producing artwork of which they can be proud.
Contact us for a free consultation about your bespoke project; you may want to involve the whole school in creating a mosaic, mural or art installation, book activities that promote cultural diversity for arts week or focus upon a specific target group encouraging team work and raising self-esteem.
You are able to book cross-curricular workshops in any subject, activities for special events, after school clubs and even PD day staff training in a wide range of art forms including drawing, painting, textiles, carnival arts, recycling, willow sculpture, printing and much more.
All Octopus Arts practitioners have enhanced DBS certificates and public liability insurance of £5,000,000. We are also qualified Arts Awards assessors in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Discover & Explore.
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We can deliver workshops enabling groups to work together to create stunning interior or exterior artworks such as murals, mosaics, wall art, mixed media collages or paintings.Find out more
Our workshops are an effective aid to learning and comprehension, engaging pupils in specific subject areas in new ways and highlighting the value of art as a tool to further understanding.Find out more
Our sessions are specifically aimed at raising aspirations, increasing confidence, improving engagement and promoting positive attitudes.Find out more
We deliver tailor made activities focusing upon a specific project theme, culture or celebration to promote and celebrate cultural diversity, tolerance and understanding.Find out more
We are experienced in running after school clubs on school premises, delivering one-off sessions for holiday activities or transition arts workshops for pupils moving on to secondary school.Find out more
Our workshops are designed for people of all ages to enjoy the benefits of collaborative working.Find out more
'It has made me feel confident. I have learnt to try and have a go rather than giving up.'
Pupil, Donnington Junior School, Telford
We deliver interactive workshops involving drawing and painting, print-making and collage that enable everyone to get involved in designing an outstanding and unique artwork for the chosen location.Find out more
We have worked with many community groups and schools to enable them to create beautiful mosaics, transforming an exterior or interior area into a striking visual spectacle.Find out more
We have transformed education centres, underpasses, nurseries, cupboards, libraries, factories... you name it! We can facilitate a group mural or design bespoke artwork for your location.Find out more
We can deliver team building sessions for staff to explore their creative side or workshops to develop artistic skills and ideas for working with young people.Find out more
We can provide fun group activities or smaller workshops focusing upon enjoyable ways for young children to creatively learn, play and explore art materials.Find out more
We are very experienced in providing activities for large community events and can tailor our workshops to suit any theme.Find out more
Our residencies provide the opportunity to meet practising artists, use new materials and engage in a meaningful exchange of ideas over a period of time; they can be seasonal, ongoing or tied to a particular event.Find out more
We can deliver participatory workshops for groups to create individual lanterns, larger wearable pieces such as masks and headdresses or large-scale willow and paper sculptures that can be paraded or displayed.Find out more