Out of Art into Storytelling

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Out of Art into Storytelling

For teachers

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Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 1


£300 per teacher, or £500 for two teachers from the same school.

Subsidised fees are available for schools with higher than 25% free school meals

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this event is now cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Out of Art into Storytelling provides a unique opportunity for teachers to develop their skills and confidence in using paintings to engage and inspire their pupils' talk and writing.

The course begins with two taught days at the National Gallery in the autumn term where participants are led through a series of experiences which enable them to critically reflect upon the processes involved in facilitating looking and thinking, drama, oral storytelling and writing.

Participants have seven months to explore strategies with their pupils, in their classrooms and at the National Gallery. Teachers return to the Gallery in June to learn from each others' experiences and to gather further inspiration.

Workshop leaders

  • Ali Mawle, Head of Schools, National Gallery
  • Pie Corbett, writer and educationalist
  • Susanna Steele, University of Greenwich
  • Teachers and local authority advisers from the pilot project

Who the course is for

This course is aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers (up to two per school), literacy subject leaders, Key Stage 3 English teachers and ITE trainers.

Course programme | Course objectives

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