"Fiona came to my Primary 5 class in September to celebrate The BFG's 30th anniversary. My class were already studying the book in school and were very excited at the prospect of exploring the book in a creative and different way… More >>

Miss Yuill, Primary 5 teacher, Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School

Spider Arts in Schools

Spider Arts in the Community“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso

Spider Arts know that there is nothing more creative and inspiring than the imagination of a child, so we just love inventing new ways for children to do what comes naturally.

Everyone understands that children learn from ‘doing’, but a creative approach to learning offers so many more benefits including the development of confidence and self-esteem; problem solving skills and team working; improving perseverance and focus; in addition to greater ability to communicate verbally and non-verbally. Self expression is so important for healthy emotional development and as such, underpins academic learning.

At Spider Arts we are passionate about the arts in education and so we are committed to maximising the creative potential of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) for young learners. We have a great deal of experience developing creative projects for schools. Our artists have been involved in extensive training and research into the arts in schools and understand that children learn differently. By introducing art, drama, music, dance or media into their lessons, we are able to capture their imagination and help them take an active interest in their learning; across the curriculum!

Whether you simply need some help realising an idea for your school, would like us to invent an exciting new project or are interested in getting your pupils involved in painting a mural, we can help!

Why Spider Arts in your school?

  • Inspired students = motivated, empowered learners. Children have fun without even realising they are learning!
  • Access to new knowledge, skills and resources
  • An opportunity to try out new materials and techniques
  • Professional and creative input to help schools achieve their vision
  • A meaningful and memorable experience for all
  • Teachers and students have the opportunity to work with professional artists
  • Artist-teacher partnerships are an excellent opportunity for skillswapping/ sharing
  • And much, much more!

Upcoming Events

Sat

Saturday Art School
Starts Saturday 25th August
Eastwood Park Theatre, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, G46 6UG

Thu

Darnley Crafters
Every Thursday, 7 - 9pm
Darnley Community Education Centre, 32A Glen Livet Pl, Glasgow G53 7LA

Spider Arts News

01/09/18 Sunflowers at Saturday Art School!
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16/08/18 Tie Dye Notebooks at Ayr Central Shopping Centre
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09/08/18 Pencil Case Workshop at Ayr Central Shopping Centre
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04/08/18 Merchant City Festival
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26/07/18 Making Sun Prints at Ayr Central Shopping Centre
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16/07/18 Spider Arts at Ayr Races
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12/07/18 Slime Making at Ayr Central Shopping Centre
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Work With Us
Spider Arts are always looking for talented and enthusiastic individuals to join our team. We are currently recruiting Face Painters, Freelance Artists of all arts specialisms and Volunteers.
Please get in touch to find out more! fiona@spiderarts.co.uk