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Exclusive Teachers Event: Watts Studios Summer School - CANCELED


This event has been canceled - we are sorry for any inconvenience.

Tuesday 25 – Friday 29 July

10.30am - 4pm

£160 (includes materials & refreshments)

Clore Learning Studio at Watts Studios

Suitable for educators working with Key Stages 1-4

Participate in this intensive one week summer school to gain inspiration for new ways of working. See archival material with curators, develop your knowledge of art and design history and gain insight from museum and gallery educators. In addition, you'll work alongside contemporary artist Becci Kenning to learn innovative and practical ideas to take back to the classroom. This summer school is aimed at those looking to integrate a creative and cross-curricular approach to teaching.

What will you get from the course?

  • Gain inspiration and share ideas across key stages and subjects with other teachers
  • Learn innovative and practical ideas to take back to the classroom, linked to a range of subjects including: maths, science, DT, Art, History and Citizenship
  • Develop a deeper awareness of Watts Gallery – Artists' Village
  • Learn how the Artists' Village can support you by providing ideas and resources for the classroom
  • Meet curators and museum staff and work with a professional artist
  • Inspire projects back at school

Becci Kenning is a collaborative, ambitious and inventive artist who uses a variety of media and materials to respond to site or community-specific briefs. Her experience spans large projects to small one-off workshops, with experience in Arts and Community Partnerships, Corporate, Schools and Early Years settings. Her broad skill-set and passion for inventive and interactive arts practice is routed in the importance of quality arts practice being available to all, inspiring others to explore and realise their creativity and ideas. Kenning's arts practice includes sculpture, visual art, public art, photography, installation/site-specific art, applied puppetry and digital art. (

Dr Beatrice Bertram is the Curatorial Fellow at Watts Gallery – Artists' Village. She was previously the Anne Christopherson Fellow in the Prints and Drawings department at the British Museum. She recently completed an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with the University of York and York Art Gallery, which concentrated on the nineteenth-century history painter William Etty.

Kerri Offord joined Watts Gallery – Artists' Village as Heritage Collections Officer in 2014. Since then she has project managed and curated Watts Studios, opened in January 2016, and she is currently working on several avenues of research relating to the techniques and influences of the Wattses and exploring the connection between their working practices. Prior to joining the team at the Artists' Village, Kerri delivered temporary and international touring exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She has also gained experience at the National Portrait Gallery, Whitworth Art Gallery and Gallery Oldham.

Lucy Shipp is Acting Head of Learning at Watts Gallery - Artists' Village. An experienced museum and gallery educator, she has worked with a variety of audiences across institutions including the V&A, Tate and Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Price includes tea and coffee but does not include lunch. Please bring a packed lunch or plan to eat in The Tea Shop.