School curriculum enrichment

What we offer

Experimental mixed and multimedia workshops run by professional, DBS checked practising artists with a breadth of experience working with young people as tutors and facilitators. We promote the fun and freedom of making art independently and with each other:

  • half day experimental making £150 per group (max 20)*
  • whole day experimental making £250 per group (max 20)*
  • residential weekend (please enquire)                     *Additional materials cost of approx. £35 depending on size of group and length of session

‘All children are artists’


Who for exactly

Primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and academies

  • enrichment programmes
  • to supplement GCSE and A level coursework
  • to supplement Arts Award qualifications
  • portfolio-building
  • activities week option

Why choose Arts Lab

    • Safe and non-judgmental environment
    • Memorable, out of norm experience in professional artist’s studio
    • Peaceful place for artistic inspiration in Dartington’s physical setting
    • Improved ability to problem solve and affect positive change in own lives and lives of others by working ‘beyond comfort zone’ in expressive and experiential ways
    • Working alongside professional artists, to see themselves as artists, opening up possibility of taking part in other arts sessions beyond group
    • Increased competence in artistic skills and approaches
    • Built, reinforced and improved confidence in positive connections and relationships
    • Increased confidence and belief in own ability to make healthy decisions for themselves and others
    • Overcome reluctance to get involved, ‘have a go’ and pressure to ‘perform’/conform
    • Reduced anxiety
    • Instilled ‘can do’ mentality
    • Instilled curiosity and love of learning through engaging and interactive activities
    • Results can include bold, bright work to be taken away
    • Enjoyment
    • Flexibility to bring service to you

The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up… It’s important to create the circumstances where each (child’s) natural human resources show themselves’

Ken Robinson Bring on the Learning Revolution

Bookings & enquiries

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What’s been said

“I would highly recommend any sessions run at Arts Lab. With a unique delivery style, students are encouraged to experiment and express themselves.”  Tim Wightman – Head of Creative Arts, KEVICC

 “…. Some brilliant ideas. Arts Lab works really well with young people. We have received some really excellent feedback.”  Annie and Roger Kirk – Trustees of The Helen Foundation

We were given the independence to create our own style of art. Guided by the tutor, we still had the freedom to do what we wanted.” Floella aged 15

It helped me slow down, learn more about art and nature and that learning can be fun.” Aran aged 13

“The studio at Dartington feels like another world which helps students remember educational experiences in a positive light.” Ben Moon – Art tutor, King Edward VI Community College, Totnes

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