Inspiring art, craft
& design CPD workshops

with Ruth Blackford

BA(Hons) Textiles, MA Textiles, MA Illustration, Cert Ed.

Ruth Blackford - Art Room CPD Courses

Prices are listed on each course page.

These Continuing Professional Development workshops are suitable for anyone looking to:

  • Increase creative skills and teaching confidence in the classroom.
  • Introduce multidisciplinary approaches to lesson delivery.
  • Suggest innovative ways of using resources.
  • Promote high quality responses from students.
  • Develop strategies for ‘Stretch and Challenge’ activities.

The Workshops

I am committed to inspiring art teachers with new ideas and techniques that will enrich their students’ creative curriculum.

My workshops are friendly, practical, and structured with well paced teaching and learning, suitable for both NQTs and experienced teachers who cover multiple A Level and GCSE examining boards.

All workshops include ideas for progression of skills along with links to relevant artists and makers. As a result, the workshops cover all of the GCSE and A Level Assessment Objectives, particularly AO2 and AO3.

The workshops are run in my well equipped and cosy garden studio in Kingston-Upon-Thames, for up to 3 people at a time, so tuition can be tailored to individual needs and interests. For a negotiated fee, I can also deliver the workshops in your school or college for the art teachers in your department.

About me

A practising artist/illustrator/designer and teacher for over 30 years, I have developed a range of techniques within a number of art and design disciplines. Subject teaching includes ‘A’ Level Art, BTEC Level 2/3 Art and Design, Fashion and Textiles, Art Foundation and a range of Adult Education art classes. I work successfully with learners of varying abilities, can cater for SEND students as well as stretching and challenging individuals when appropriate.

For the last 12 years I have been a key figure in developing the Art, Craft and Design ‘A’ Level at St. Dominic’s Sixth Form College, which for the last 10 years has consistently been in the top 10 sixth form colleges in the UK and in the top 5 in London. The students I teach frequently progress to art foundation courses and arts degrees.

Art Room CPD - Advanced Drawing Skills - Shell Text
Art Room CPD - Advanced Drawing Skills - Shell Text

Having completed an Art Room CPD workshop, all participants receive a certificate of attendance.

All the work on this website has been created either by myself or art teachers and students under my tuition.

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Art Room CPD Workshop Prices 2022