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Art Start Workshops

Experience our dynamic workshops and be inspired by world art...

Experience our playful, dynamic workshops sessions, and explore a variety of craft techniques, inspired by art from around the world. Amazing art can be made in an Art Start workshop, puppets, totems, fabric fruits, clay tiles, sculpture, and much more!

Upside Arts ‘short burst’ workshops are designed to access a range of learning possibilities, and encourage self-expression via fun ‘hands on’ making. Our workshops are cross curricular, and suitable for all ages.

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  • Tower Bridge Primary - Rolled corner panel depicting Tower Bridge
  • Goodrich Primary School
  • Alexandra Infants School (2)
  • Christ Church C of E Primary School (4)
  • Stewart Fleming Primary School (2)2

Art Commissions

Workshops and Art Journeys, Installations and work with schools

From arts start workshops to permanent installations our visual arts projects create long lasting positive outcomes, and celebrate communities.
Take a look at some examples of our past projects which include, signs, mosaic murals, entrance archways, sculptures, seating, multi sensory areas, and fabric hangings.

See more work in our gallery
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Art Journeys

Leap aboard an art journey, engage your school with our exciting art programmes...

We believe the process of making should be an adventure, a journey of self expression, an opportunity to respond to the world imaginatively.

During the Art Journey sessions we aim to promote a love and enthusiasm for making, to consolidate an understanding of the creative process, and to develop self assurance through participation.

The Art Journey Programme comprises of the six foundation blocks of art and craft skills:

Drawing and Painting: exploring mark making, graphic media, scale, colour, form, and composition.   

Textiles and Printmaking: investigating graphic design, repeat pattern making, using stencils, resist, and mask printing processes creatively.

Collage and 3D Construction: using assemblage techniques, photo montage, creating bass relief sculpture, modelling shape and form in mixed and traditional media.

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