Teacher Nurture: Connecting with Clay

Teacher Nurture: Connecting with Clay

For specialists and novices alike, these friendly, supportive series’ of three online twilight sessions aims to ignite (or re-ignite!) the flame of inspiration and confidence for you, as a creative person and as a teacher or TA. 

During this series, you will work with Daisi Artist Anna Boland to explore the potential of clay. Anna will introduce you to processes and techniques that enable you to make your own art works and adapt your new skills to your classroom, curriculum or projects. The sessions will be hands-on and allow you to try, test, explore and make mistakes – as it’s through mistakes we learn the most! The workshops will be fun, open and allow time to discuss and ask questions.  

With a maximum of 15 participants from both primary and secondary age groups, sessions blend individual exercises with discussion and time to explore how to apply your learning to the needs and abilities of your students.   

Each session will: 

  • Explore a new technique
  • Build upon the previous week’s technique
  • Ask questions and explore how you can embed your new skills into your working day 
  • Offer a piece of practical homework, for you – or even better, for your class 

“Everyone has the potential to be creative – you just have to allow yourself to try.” – Anna Boland, artist 


Dates:  Thursdays 5, 12 and 19 May

Time:  3.45 – 5.45pm.  The first 15 minutes will be a quiet exercise allowing time for you to arrive, break (and fix) the computer, recover from your day, gather materials, drink tea and switch your mind into a gently creative space. 

Cost: £90 for one teacher or TA and £60 for each subsequent participant from the same school*

Earlybird booking: 10% discount for all bookings made before Monday 11 April

Materials:  You will need a small supply of materials for each session.  A materials list will be sent out three weeks before the first session, including links for suitable suppliers. 

Booking: To book your place, please complete the form below.  Your place is confirmed once invoicing details are received.  Zoom details will be emailed to you the day before the first session. 

*If more than one teacher or TA is attending from your school: Please each attend from a different computer in a different classroom or at home.  We ask for no more than three participants from one school, to foster a sense of connection between all participants. 

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For all remaining enquiries, please contact us via admin@daisi.org.uk  

“It’s using those sort of simple techniques, that make things look a million times better than I could have taught them to do myself.”

Teacher at Goodleigh Primary School, Participant in Teacher Nurture: For the Love of Paint!