Daisi Art Teachers Annual Conference

Visual Art Teachers Conference 2020

Due to the current uncertain time with regards to Government guidance and COVID 19, we have decided to postpone the 2020 Art Teachers Conference. We will let everyone know when we can confirm a new date later on in the year. The 6th annual Visual Art Teachers Conference was due to take place on 19th June 2020 at Rosemoor Gardens, Torrington.

The focus for the 2020 conference will be the environment; how we are inspired by it and can respond to it as well as how we can consider it in all aspects of teaching and creative delivery.

More details will be released soon. Please contact admin@daisi.org.uk to express your interest in booking onto the 2020 conference.

The Art Teachers Conference network enables participants to:

  • share best practice and exemplar work
  • participate and explore their own creative practice
  • be equipped with new skills and approaches
  • find out more about innovative ways of teaching and learning in the arts
  • extend their network and find out more about new opportunities

The 2019 programme included:

Sharing Practice:

  • Opportunities to share examples of drawing work by children and young people
  • Chance to discuss methods and approaches of embedding drawing across all visual arts practice in both primary and secondary settings

Practical Workshops:

  • 3 practical workshops on offer, by 3 very different artists, all with a focus on drawing and mark making
  • You will have the choice of 2 workshops to participate in – learning new approaches, extending your own skills and knowledge or just having some creative time for yourself


  • There will be plenty of opportunity to talk, explore and make art with your peers. Focusing on getting back to basics, thinking about the place of drawing as a skill and tool that can be used across so many areas of learning
  • Free teacher resources from local art suppliers

What do participants say about the conference?

“it was the best drawing experience of my life” 2019 Art Teachers Conference Attendee.

“Very inspirational talks. I’ve come away with fresh ideas that I can use in my own practice” 2018 Art Teachers Conference Attendee.

“(The conference) exceeded expectations due to the variety of areas covered” 2018 Art Teachers Conference Attendee.

Past Conferences:

Visual Art Teachers Conference 2019

In June 2019 we successfully held our annual Art Teachers conference for its 5th year, we really enjoyed holding it at the beautiful Torre Abbey, such a fantastic location to feel inspired.

We had an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from the day, 100% of our teachers said they would come back next year, and 97% said the event very much met their expectations.

Claire Harmer at the Torbay Medical Tuition Service said “it was the best drawing experience of my life” in response to Daisi artist Monica Shanta Brown’s drawing workshop.