All of the workshops can be presented as 2 hour, half day, or full day sessions.
2 hour/ half day session
In a half day session participants will get an overview of the main concepts as well as explore the media to make a small sample. The presentation is dynamic and concepts are discussed and opportunities are given to envision how to use the learning and take it further.
A full day session allows for more customisation for your context, incorporating the values, vision goals of your school or organisation.
The artwork is explored in more depth, and in cases where a media or ‘art unit’ is introduced, participants will have the opportunity to explore every facet of the unit, from introduction, planning, ‘exploring media’, designing, creating and reflection.
Meetings and conferences
Hamish is available for full department meetings, staff training and conference speaking. His passion and expertise is appropriate for educators in all fields, and his dynamic approach will inspire, empower and encourage all. He is relatable, authentic and communicates with clarity and creativity.
Below are a range of recent workshops that we have offered. We are always developing new content, and would be happy to customise or create new workshops for your organisation.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs.
This dynamic sculpture workshop explores the important relationship between structural form and surface finishing. Participants create metallic looking sculptures from recycled materials and go through the design and planning process. In the classroom these skills can be adapted in unlimited ways for all ages and abilities. It creates a foundation for excellence in construction and sculpture by equipping teachers with understandings and skills that are easily transferable.
Out of the box
This highly active workshop starts with a pile of cardboard boxes and creates worlds. Participants can build mazes, cities, oceans and jungles whilst collaborating and negotiating on their ideas and creations. Prepare for your creative capacities to be grown, as you step into the imagination that you were born with. This is an excellent workshop for those that want to build their team dynamic as well as get equipped with ideas and strategies for big installation art and construction projects.
Art and Stories
This exciting workshop investigates how to respond to stories. We will explore multiple art styles and media together to create a beautiful Visual Arts projects with a rich and dynamic learning journey. We will explore papier mache, Air-dry ceramics, sculpture, surface finishing and painting techniques.
The content is easy to customise and adapt and provides a great foundation for creating art that expands stories and literacy. We can adapt the content for ages from K1-12 and will utilise a range of Visual thinking/Artful thinking tools to go deeper into the thinking and learning.
Communication Through Paint
This workshop is an overview for using paint and painting techniques that are appropriate for students of all ages. (Preschool to upper primary). It teaches how to use a variety of painting techniques as well as discuss and communicate through colour and texture. We teach 8 different painting techniques using a variety of tools and strategies. We will investigate how to talk about artwork, texture and colour. Participants will be equipped with a range of strategies and techniques for interpreting and inferring meaning within artwork, pictures and photographs
We will investigate how to talk about artwork, texture and colour. Participants will be equipped with a range of strategies and techniques for interpreting and inferring meaning within artwork, pictures and photographs
Experiments and Explosions - Art and Music
A major part of teaching art and music is engaging with Principals and Elements. Although Art and Music have differences, they also have authentic similarities. This unit explores the distinct principals of art; Line, Shape, Colour, Space, Texture, and Value as well as mood, Whilst responding to music. Concepts that are similar (Form, Texture and Mood) will be discussed, and the learning unpacked, and the relationship between line and patterns and music will be explored. We will engage in these concepts by using a variety of visual arts medium that can be adapted for a wide range of lessons. The media will include, wax relief, dye and marker art, drawing, Chalk, charcoal, mixed media, printing and painting. This is an excellent for those teachers that want to use a range of art techniques and skills but have limited time or resources in the classroom.
This experience rich workshop explores the basics of Printmaking whilst incorporating cross curricular links. We will explore with mono print, foam print, Vegetable (where appropriate) and block printing. Participants will explore authentic links to the Elements and Principals of Art. This workshop can be presented to empower participants to use printmaking in mathematics teaching by representing number, patterning, geometry and symmetry with authentic links.
This workshop can be presented to empower participants to use printmaking in mathematics teaching by representing number, patterning, geometry and symmetry with authentic links.