Art teacher school CPD Workshops

Re-energised teaching
These courses will support art teachers’ Continuing Professional Development. 
They will inspire, inform, and re-connect teachers to art fundamentals. 
Teachers will get loads of ideas and skills to take back to the classroom to re-energise their teaching.

Content-rich lessons
Boosting teacher subject knowledge and creative confidence will support the planning of content-rich activities for the benefit of pupils. 
Perfect to support schools in achieving the Artsmark Award.

Suitable for teachers who teach primary KS2 and secondary KS3-5.
All welcome


specialist art teachers
non subject-specialist teachers

Session choice

6-session courses
1-session workshops

Venue choice

my studio or
your school

Booking choice

online, cheque

What do my students think?

“I teach the after school art club for pupil enrichment and cover all primary ages. I have used a lot of what we learned in the Art Elements course with all of the age groups and they really loved learning to observe and use line, shape and form and light in their pictures. We used this to have a go at Picasso style self portraits, a Kandinsky inspired painting and a still life of fruit to get a feel for the way light and shadow creates form.  We’d love to come to your classes again soon!”
Linda L (Primary)


“Engaging, helpful and enjoyable. Came away with a wealth of knowledge about art and how complex it is. I have learnt all of the elements of art which are on the primary [school] curriculum. This will help me put together planning for the school to use from year 1 to year 6.”
Alex M (Primary)


Structured learning
Carefully structured teaching that will lead you step by step, giving you the confidence to try new things.  

Individual attention
Loads of individual 1:1 encouragement to explore, experiment and discover.

Inclusive + personalised learning
A teaching style that focuses on your individual needs and is fully accepting of your individuality.

Creativity and technical skills
Teaching that allows you to learn new technical skills and develop your creativity, and leave inspired to continue to develop your skills further at home.

Welcoming studio
The Gallery Studio is a warm, creative and friendly space offering a relaxed informal, yet focused, teaching style.

Essential Art skills
Students learn essential foundation skills that provide the springboard to future artistic independence.

Within easy access of Manchester city centre
Easy to travel to from Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan, and within easy access of mainline train stations and motorway networks making us accessible from anywhere in the country. 

Beginner –  Improver – Intermediate – Experienced.
Everyone is welcome.

Lets book it now …

There’s a lot more to choose from …

We teach the Arts: AWOL ICE is a group of tutors based at AWOL studios who are proud to embrace the independent spirit of a creative Manchester.


  1. Emma Vast
    17 September 2019 @ 4:22 pm

    I am a Primary school teacher in Manchester. I am head of Art in my school and I am looking for CPD for myself. Would it be possible for some information and prices of the courses that would be suitable.
    Many Thanks


    • artfulantics
      21 September 2019 @ 5:52 am

      Hi Emma
      I have had excellent feedback on the relevancy of the Art Elements course for Primary school teachers as the course is all about Line, tone, shape, colour, etc which I understand underpins the primary curriculum.There are also 3 x Tuesday evening 1-session workshops on Matisse, Cezanne and Picasso which will give you a deeper understanding of their work which you could use my lesson structure and adapt it to suit your children. These run across the academic year in October, March and June.

      I think the above options would be the most relevant for you, however any of the other courses will give you ideas and art making experiences to inspire you and give you ideas of things to take back to the classroom.
      I hope this helps. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, Brian


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